Affordable Homes for 120
30 Units for the Homeless
On Monday, June 30, 2014, a groundbreaking ceremony for Kilmer Homes was held.
The groundbreaking celebrated the construction of 120 new affordable apartments including 30 permanent and supportive housing apartments for homeless families, and the redevelopment of the former Camp Kilmer site.
The development partners include The Edison Affordable Housing, Inc., The Alpert Group, a for-profit developer; and Monarch Housing Associates, a statewide non-profit supportive housing development organization.
The Alpert Group and the Edison Housing Authority will provide on-going property management services and Triple C Housing Inc., the supportive services partner will provide case management for the homeless units and coordinate support services, which will be provided by a wide range of community groups partnering to serve the homeless populations.
Kilmer Homes, 120 units of new affordable, rental housing in the Township of Edison, is a mixed-income, mixed-population project serving a wide range of households and promoting community integration of homeless households. A total of 88 apartments will be reserved for households with incomes at or below 60% Area Median Income, up to $50,400 in annual income for a two person household.
An additional 30 apartments will be reserved for homeless households, including disabled veterans. Veterans and victims of Superstorm Sandy will receive priority across the entire development. Construction began in May 2014 and the apartments are expected to be leased beginning in January 2015.
Kilmer Homes has been an integral part of the Middlesex County’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness and the 30 units reserved for the homeless will be a major step in ending homelessness in Middlesex County.
“This is a perfect example of how a variety of HUD programs – housing choice vouchers, HOME, Sandy recovery funds and the Continuum of Care can work together to create permanent, affordable and supportive housing as well as help to achieve the goals and objectives of the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness.”
Said Maria T. Maio-Messano, Housing and Urban Development Newark Field Office Director.
“Kilmer Homes will empower working families, the homeless, as well as victims of Superstorm Sandy to live with dignity in safe, decent, and permanent housing. Sandy recovery programs like the Fund for the Restoration of Multifamily Housing (FRM) and Sandy Special Needs Housing Fund (SSNHF) help rebuild and restore a lasting foundation for New Jersey after the storm, one home at a time.”
Said Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III, who also serves as Chairman of the New Jersey Housing Mortgage and Finance Authority (HMFA.)
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