PERC Starts Construction

Holds Groundbreaking on November 13th

On November 13, 2009, Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC ) held a ground breaking ceremony, marking the start of construction of the PERC Supportive Housing Project. PERC was joined by members of the community, supporters of the organization, and representatives from Union City and Hudson County.

Among the speakers were County Executive Tom DeGise, Susan Mearns, Director of the Hudson County Division of Housing and Community Development, Carol Ann Wilson, Director of the Hudson County Department of Human Services, Kymberli Morris, President of PERC and Daniel A. Altilio, president of United Way of Hudson County.

The PERC SRO is an integral part of Hudson County’s dynamic and successful plan to end homelessness: Keys-to-Ending-Homelessness-in-Hudson-County.

When completed in the summer of 2010, the PERC Supportive Housing project will provide eight (8) permanent, affordable and supportive housing units for homeless individuals. Every unit will have its own kitchen and bathroom.

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The members of the Development Team are:

PERC, Union City, NJ

Kitchen and Associates, Collingswood, NJ

Venino and Venino, North Bergen, NJ

Taborda Construction, North Bergen, NJ

Monarch Housing Associates, Cranford, NJ

Funders include:
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
Hudson County HOME
Union City CDBG