Valley Sponsors Community Resources for Healthy Homes

News | 12/16/2019

WAYNE, N.J. – Monday, December 16, 2019  People at a tableValley convened Housing Authority leaders and community partners to learn more about collaborative efforts to implement practical and cost-effective solutions for improving indoor air quality. The event was hosted on December 5th by the Housing Authority for the City of Elizabeth (HACE), the site for Bank sponsored STEM workshops facilitated by the Rutgers Center for Green Building this summer. These workshops had campers assemble indoor air quality measurement devices as part of the Bayway Summer Enrichment Program for resident children ages 7-12 years. The campers also learned about and used air quality flags. The event concluded with a tour of the HACE facility, where two sets of flags were also installed this summer using the United States Environmental Protection Agency Air Quality Flag Program.

“Adding this component to our Summer Enrichment Program made it 100% better,” Opal A Montes, Site Director, Bayway Family Success Center
“This opened my eyes professionally and personally,” Housing Authority leader

Valley is happy to have been a part of facilitating such a great learning program and happy to see the great effect these workshops have had on the community.


About the Rutgers Center for Green Building
The Rutgers Center for Green Building promotes green building through research, education and training, and partnerships with industry, government and non-for-profit agencies. Additional Resources including Valley sponsored, Improving Air Quality: A Guide for Property Owners and Improving Air Quality in Your Home Guides can be found here:

About the Housing Authority for the City of Elizabeth and the Bayway Family Success Center
Since its formation in 1938, the Housing Authority for the City of Elizabeth (HACE) has worked diligently to meet the housing needs and improve the quality of life for all the residents it serves. It is the only Housing Authority with an onsite Family Success Center. The Bayway Family Success Center Summer Enrichment Program focuses on education, recreation, skill building, character development and family engagement.

About Valley
As the principal subsidiary of Valley National Bancorp, Valley National Bank is a regional bank with approximately $34 billion in assets. Valley is committed to giving people and businesses the power to succeed. Valley operates many convenient branch locations across New Jersey, New York, Florida and Alabama, and is committed to providing the most convenient service, the latest innovations and an experienced and knowledgeable team dedicated to meeting customer needs. Helping communities grow and prosper is the heart of Valley’s corporate citizenship philosophy. To learn more about Valley, go to or call our Customer Service Center at 800-522-4100.