Receives US Green Building Council Award
The Van Sciver Supportive Housing Residence which opened on January 24, 2012, has not only been certified as the first Gold LEED Certified supportive housing project but will also the award winner in the Not for Profit Category (Residential) for the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) NJ 11th Annual Awards Gala.
Click here to read the award letter.
This is a significant achievement for the project, which entailed new construction (using modular boxes) of sixteen (16) efficiency apartments on Van Sciver Street, Closter, NJ. The target population of the project is low-income individuals with mental illness, including the chronically homeless.
The project is a two-story building that will include ample on-site parking, landscaped grounds, and offices for service and property staff. The development will include elevator service, common areas, and common laundry facilities. Every unit will have a private kitchen and bathroom.
The development offers efficiency units equipped with such market rate amenities as modern appliances, hard wood flooring, window blinds, ample closet space, security and emergency call features, and hardwiring for cable TV and internet access.
Development team members include:
- Vantage Health System, Developer, Manager, and Service Provider,
- Monarch Housing Associates, Housing Consultant,
- The Corporation for Supportive Housing, predevelopment financing and technical assistance,
- Kitchen and Associates, Architects,
- Integrity Build, LLC., Contractor, and
- Haven Homes, Modular Manufacturer.
The capital funding sources for the project include:
- Bergen County HOME,
- Bergen County Public Housing Authority,
- Federal Home Loan Bank of NY, and
- New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency.
Rental Subsidies have been provided for 8 units through the New Jersey SRAP program. Rental subsidies for an additional 8 units will be provided through the Bergen County Continuum of Care Shelter + Care program.
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This is a sideshow from the ribbon cutting.