HOMECorp was founded in 1988 by a dedicated group of community volunteers who saw the need to preserve affordability in Montclair. Since its founding, over 30 years ago, HOMECorp has developed nearly 200 units of affordable rental and owned housing in Montclair. HOMECorp also has a counseling department that offers first-time buyer workshops, foreclosure prevention services, and post-closing ownership support. HOMECorp creates and maintains housing that preserves economic diversity and ignites community revitalization while fostering financial empowerment.
Two new Trustees, Deb Morrone-Collela and Carmel Loughman, will be joining HOMECorp’s Board January 1, 2021.
Deborah Morrone-Colella joined The Seeing Eye in 2014 where she is the Director of Donor & Public Relations. She oversees all fundraising and communications programs.
Ms. Morrone-Colella previously served as Vice President of Development at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Prior to that, she was Managing Director of Changing Our World, Inc. She also has served as Executive Director of Christian Health Care Center and as Vice President of Development at Saint Joseph’s Regional Medical Center. She is a graduate of Moravian College and was a resident of Montclair for over 27 years.
A long-time Montclair resident, Carmel Loughman moved to town in 1988. Ms. Loughman had a successful career in risk management before taking early retirement. She worked in finance for over 35 years at a variety of large corporations including Prudential, American Smelting and Refining Company, Marsh & McLennan, Schering Plough (Merck), and L’Oreal USA.
Ms. Loughman currently serves on the Montclair Planning Board. She was recently named the Communications Director for the Montclair Area League of Women Voters. Throughout her life, Ms. Loughman has served as a volunteer at her church, her son’s school, and community outreach organizations.
Ms. Loughman studied classics at St. Peter’s College, graduated from New Jersey City University, and earned an MBA in finance from New York University.