“Richard Brown, Monarch Housing Associates chief executive officer, said living in the complex might be the first time that the homeless have a place to call home.
‘These are significant, transformative experiences,’ Brown said. ‘It will allow those who live at Kilmer Homes to dream the impossible, to live lives of meaning and value. Housing is critical to ending homelessness. Housing is critical to building a better economy in New Jersey. Housing is what makes the difference.’”
“The coordination between public and private entities should serve as a model that government and business can work together to mutually benefit the local community. I am committed to continuing my work in the House of Representatives to ensure that families have necessary resources for sustainable living.”
Alex Maldonado from Pallone’s office was on hand to read the letter at the event.
“Kilmer Homes will empower working families, the homeless, as well as Sandy-impacted households in the Edison area, including Woodbridge, Sayreville, and South River, to live in safe, decent, and permanent housing. Sandy recovery programs like FRM and SSNHF help rebuild and restore a lasting foundation for New Jersey after the storm, one housing community at a time.”
“We are so pleased to use the state’s Sandy recovery funds to finance both phases of Kilmer Homes, which truly represent HMFA’s core mission to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing in New Jersey. This project will transform a vacant military base into a vibrant housing community that better meets the needs of Edison, while creating jobs, enhancing the town, and attracting further economic development to the area.”
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.
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.