Provides funding for critical repairs to properly maintain a home for low-income homeowners
Oak Ridge, N.J. – Aug. 22, 2019 – Lakeland Bank recently presented a $10,000 Housing Impact Grant to Rebuilding Together North Jersey (RTNJ). The purpose of Lakeland Bank’s Housing Impact Grant Program is to address specific community-focused initiatives and invest in eligible high-performing nonprofit organizations that make a strong and lasting impact on our communities.
“Not all members in our community have the ability to properly maintain their home and RTNJ offers a pathway for the low-income homeowner to make necessary repairs or modifications at no cost to them,” said Ron Schwarz, Chief Operating Officer, Lakeland Bank. “These services help keep homes in the neighborhood safe and healthy, and most importantly, are instrumental to helping homeowners stay in their home.”
Rebuilding Together North Jersey was originally founded by the Junior League of Bergen County in 1998 as Rebuilding Together Bergen County, but in 2016 changed their name to reflect their expansion to serve high-needs communities in northern New Jersey, beginning with Paterson and Passaic County. They believe that a safe, warm, dry and healthy home is a quality of life that everyone deserves, but knows not everyone can afford to properly maintain their home – particularly fixed-income seniors, veterans, those with disabilities and low-income families. Their mission is: repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives. Through the generosity of founders, skilled trades professionals, community organizations, and hundreds of general volunteers who donate their time and talents, RTNJ is able to help our low-income neighbors in need at no cost to the homeowners.
“Rebuilding Together North Jersey greatly appreciates Lakeland Bank’s generous donation and is pleased to be working together to make homes safe and healthy for low-income families,” said Gretchen Viggiano, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together North Jersey.
Visit rtnorthjersey.org to learn more about their services and programs.
About Lakeland Bank
Lakeland Bank is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:LBAI), which has over $6 billion in total assets. With an extensive branch network and commercial lending centers throughout New Jersey and Highland Mills, N.Y., the Bank offers business and retail banking products and services. Business services include commercial loans and lines of credit, commercial real estate loans, loans for healthcare services, asset based lending, equipment financing, small business loans and lines, and cash management services. Consumer services include online and mobile banking, home equity loans and lines, mortgage options and wealth management solutions. Lakeland is proud to be recognized as one of America’s Best-In-State Banks by Forbes and Statista, rated a 5-Star Bank by Bauer Financial and named one of New Jersey’s 50 Fastest Growing Companies by NJBIZ. Visit LakelandBank.com for more information.