PHNDC is a non-profit, non-governmental, all volunteer, corporation that was organized in 1981 (through an initial Federal Grant) by local Phillipsburg citizens to promote better housing and to rehabilitate neighborhoods in the Town of Phillipsburg. We acquire, construct and develop properties, that are then rehabilitated and sold or leased to low to moderate income individuals. PHNDC was initiated and is maintained by Phillipsburg citizens for Phillipsburg citizens, although the program is open to all qualified applicants.
PHNDC’s mission is to improve the housing stock of the town, converting multi-family units to single-family homes, creating “pride of ownership” for first time home owners.
PHNDC provides advice and help in obtaining a mortgage, working with banks to craft very creative financing schemes. PHNDC also works with various town officials to help comply with local ordinances and permit requirements.
To date, the PHNDC has completed approximately 20 units since its inception. Currently, we have three (3) active projects: 2 homes on Jersey Street and a property at 152 Sitgreaves Street, for which we have partnered with New Jersey Youth Corps.
Officers of PHNDC are:
Sal Cassar, President
Paul Smith, Vice President
John Caleca, Attorney
For more information, please contact Bonnie Zacharias at (908) 454-5500, Ext. 343