Successful Collaboration of Public And Private Entities in Edison
On June 30, 2014, Monarch Housing Associates received a letter from Senator Cory Booker congratulating the Kilmer Homes partners on the groundbreaking of Kilmer Homes. Senator Booker was not able to attend the June 30 groundbreaking celebration.
“The fight to reduce homelessness is an ongoing and critical struggle in our state, and in our nation. In converting an abandoned military base into 120 units for homeless families, this project speaks to what we can accomplish when we work together. I hope this successful collaboration of public and private entities will serve as an example and an inspiration for future projects in New Jersey and nationwide.”
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.
Construction is well underway and is anticipated to be completed in early 2015.