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MEND Recognizes April as Fair Housing Month

Eileen Wirth
President & CEO
Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development

Every April during Fair Housing Month, the nation puts a spotlight on fair housing rights and efforts to end housing discrimination. Today, as our nation is having tough conversations about inequity and the need for change, I see similar parallels to the origins of Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development (MEND).

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MEND Supports the ‘People’s Bill’ to Provide Rent Relief from COVID-19

Many renters in New Jersey have been hit with a tsunami of financial strain over the past few months due to COVID-19.

And according to Out of Reach, an annual national report that compares rental housing costs across the country and was recently released by the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) and the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey (the Network), New Jersey is the seventh most expensive state for renters.

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MEND Supports Effort to Include Urgent Housing Resources in Federal COVID-19 Relief Package

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MEND has witnessed first-hand the struggle of economically disadvantaged households. As the pandemic continues to run its course and our economic outlook worsens, new challenges arise for the people MEND supports: families, senior citizens, and individuals with disabilities.

In an effort to protect and meet the urgent needs of those who might be on the brink, MEND is joining other concerned citizens and organizations in urging federal elected officials to include critical housing resources in the  proposed forthcoming “Phase 4” COVID-19 relief package.

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Greetings,

For over 50 years, MEND has focused on our original founders’ mission of providing hard-working people with a “hand-up” – and a chance to live in a home they can afford.

As we all deal with COVID-19 as a community and a nation, MEND remains committed to focusing on our mission. While these unprecedented times are certainly challenging, we would like to make you aware of the steps we’ve taken to help ensure a healthy environment for our residents and employees.

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MEND Appoints Mary Flick to Friends of MEND, Inc. Board of Trustees

MOORESTOWN, NJ (February 25, 2020) – Moorestown Ecumenical Neighborhood Development, Inc. (MEND) has appointed Mary Flick, RN to the Friends of MEND, Inc. Board of Trustees.

The Friends of MEND is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) corporation founded for the exclusive purpose of supporting MEND’s affordable housing mission in southern New Jersey by helping MEND obtain charitable contributions. In 2005, Friends of MEND, Inc. started an Endowment Fund for the long-term benefit of MEND. 

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