20th New Home Build


In attendance was Bayville Mayor Carmen F. Amato, Berkley Township police, Nicole’s family, Nicole’s pastor, community partners, Executive Director Kristine Novakowski, Construction Director Bob Conway, Habitat board members, staff and volunteers.


Nicole is originally from Bayville and her kids will be going to H & M Potter Elementary School, the same school she attended when she was a kid. “It is nice to see former residents return back to Bayville,” said Mayor Amato.


This home took a village to build. “Number 20 took a long way to get here with all the challenges and with COVID. Once it got rolling, it came together so quickly,” said Northern Ocean Habitat Construction Director Bob Conway, “I can’t thank everyone involved enough. We had more help and more giving from contractors and companies than I have seen on any home before.”

“This dedication is so special to me because it’s the first new home build and dedication as executive director of Northern Ocean Habitat,” said Kristine Novakowski “The happiness I am feeling today I imagine is how Linda and Millard Fuller must have felt when they completed their first home and handed the keys to Bo and Emma Johnson back in 1969. This happiness comes from more than building homes; it’s the community building and being a part of something great.”


Nicole and her children, CJ and Scarlett, will be spending the holidays making memories in their new home this year. Sadie Vickers Community Resource Center and Shoprite donated a total of $250 for Nicole’s first Thanksgiving dinner in her new home as a house warming gift.