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MEND Offers Generational Impact: Ahaji’s Story

Ahaji first heard of MEND through word of mouth. As a single parent, she was having trouble making ends meet and needed a more affordable housing solution. She also wanted to live in a nice, safe environment where she could raise her son.

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New Uses for Old Spaces

MEND Presents at the 2019 Governor’s Conference on Housing & Economic Development

Vacant and abandoned properties are more than a major eyesore – they can be a major obstacle for revitalization. Whether residential, commercial or formerly industrial, dilapidated structures often devalue properties, promote crime and reduce neighborhood quality of life.

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Giving Back with Backpacks

For many children, selecting a new backpack is a “rite of passage,” signifying the start of the school year.

What we may not realize is that many families struggle financially when it’s time to send their kids to school, and items, like a backpack, are an added cost to a tight budget.

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Who Are The “Friends of MEND?”

Who exactly are the “Friends of MEND” and what do they do?

Friends of MEND, Inc. is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization and is governed by a local Board of Trustees.

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New Jersey Affordable Housing Has Come a Long Way – With Miles to Go

President & CEO Matthew Reilly on the Garden State’s affordable housing prowess

Our northeastern neighbors in Connecticut are getting around to wrestling with urban/suburban affordable housing issues. The South Central Regional Council of Government (SCROG) recently voted unanimously to establish a committee that would work to develop a 15-town strategy to tackle affordable housing.

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Where We’ve Been – And Where We’re Going as MEND Turns 50

President & CEO Matthew Reilly reflects on MEND’s 50th anniversary.

We are thrilled to launch a year-long celebration for MEND’s 50th anniversary! Much has changed in the last half-century, but one thing has remained the same – our commitment to providing good, decent, hard-working people with a safe and secure place to call home.

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