Excellence in Housing and Economic Development
Providing Housing and Supportive
Services and Promoting Independence
On September 23, 2014, the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA), the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority presented a 2014 Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Award for Leading Supportive Housing Development through Creative Partnerships Award to Van Sciver Supportive Housing in Closter.
Van Sciver Supportive Housing provides housing and supportive services for individuals with special needs that are well-integrated into the community, improving the quality of life and independence of residents. Vantage Health System received the award as Van Sciver’s developer, manager and service provider.
In addition, Monarch Housing as the housing consultant was honored along with Kitchen and Associates, the Borough of Closter and the Bergen County Division of Community Development.
Van Sciver Supportive Housing opened in January 2012 and provides sixteen efficiency apartments. The target population of the project is lo- income individuals with mental illness, including the chronically homeless. The two-story building offers ample on-site parking, landscaped grounds, and offices for service and property staff.
Van Sciver is a previous winner in the Not for Profit Category (Residential) for the US Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Gold LEED certified award.
Van Sciver’s award is one of five awards presented to the most outstanding housing and economic development projects and partnerships throughout New Jersey. The winners received their awards at the 2014 Governor’s Conference on Housing and Economic Development, which took place on September 22-23, 2014 in Atlantic City.
“We congratulate the winners of the 2014 Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards, who were selected from a large pool of competitive nominations, They are excellent role models of affordable and supportive housing, and economic development partnerships from across the state, which add value to our communities.”
Said New Jersey Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III.
The other 2014 Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards included:
- Housing Revitalization Award (Rental) – Dr. Walter G. Alexander Village, Phases I and II, Orange
- Leading Housing Revitalization Award (Homeownership) – Manitou Park Neighborhood Revitalization, Berkeley
- Leading Public-Private Economic Development Partnership Award – Landis Market Place, Vineland and Kula Café, Asbury Park
“We are so pleased to honor these projects with the Excellence in Housing and Economic Development Awards. The winning projects, which are all collaborative efforts of both private and public entities, help stabilize families and neighborhoods and create economic mobility.”
Said HMFA Executive Director Anthony L. Marchetta.
Click here for the announcement from the New Jersey Housing Mortgage and Finance Authority.