Meets Future Tenants and Talks About
Need for More Affordable Homes
On Friday March 20, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. toured Kilmer Homes and met with two families that will be moving into their new affordable apartments in April. Both families are currently homeless and looking forward to moving into their new homes.
Congressman Pallone congratulated the families and spoke about his commitment that more housing is built to end homelessness.
“Kilmer Homes is a welcome addition to New Jersey’s 6th District which will have a positive impact on our community. I applaud all those who worked to see this project through to completion, and I wish the families moving into their new homes the best of luck.”
Said Congressman Pallone.
Monarch Housing Associates and CSH coordinated the tour along with the Kilmer Homes partners.
This is a slide show of photos from the tour. All photos were taken by Asish Patel.
The Kilmer Homes development is the result of nearly a decade of collaboration by a partnership of housing developers and services providers including:
- Triple C Housing, Inc.,
- Monarch Housing Associates,
- Edison Affordable Housing,
- The Alpert Group, and
- Various federal, state and local officials.
The 120-unit affordable housing development includes 88 units of workforce housing, 30 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless families, and 2 superintendent’s units.
In early January, a lottery was held with 153 homeless households applying for the 30 units of permanent, supportive housing. That translates into over 5 homeless households applying for each apartment.
Fifteen (15) homeless families will be moving in on April 1, 2015 and 15 families on May 1, 2015.
The policy issues discussed with Congressman Pallone were:
- Making Homes People Can Afford and Ending Homelessness a Federal Budget Priority
- Ensure Funding for the National Housing Trust Fund (NHTF)
- Restore Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers
- Provide Additional Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs) for Areas Impacted by Federally Declared Disasters
- Increase the capacity of Runaway and Homeless Youth Act (RHYA) programs