UW of Central Jersey Mobilizes Partners for Kilmer Homes

Supports New Camp Kilmer
Housing for the Homeless

UW of Central Jersey Mobilizes Partners for Kilmer HomesOn April 13, 2015, Kilmer Homes received a donation and delivery of household furnishings from the United Way of Central Jersey. The donation will help outfit kitchens in 15 of the permanent and supportive apartments for homeless individuals and families.

On May 1st tenants have begun moving into newly constructed affordable apartments built on vacant land at the former Camp Kilmer army base in Edison, N.J. The 120-unit development includes 88 units of affordable workforce housing and 30 units of permanent, supportive housing for homeless individuals and families.

These household items will help the homeless households successfully transition into their new homes. United Way of Central Jersey has made a donation and also collected donations.

The Kilmer Homes development is the result of nearly a decade of collaboration by a partnership of housing developers and social services providers including Triple C Housing, Inc., Monarch Housing Associates, Edison Affordable Housing, and The Alpert Group.

“We saw this as an opportunity to ask our partners to work together on a project that meets immediate needs for a vulnerable population in our community. Housing the homeless is one part of a strategy that can move people through the transition to financial stability and self-sufficiency.”

Said Gloria Aftanski, President of United Way of Central Jersey.

“We greatly appreciate the generosity of the United Way of Central Jersey. Many of the homeless residents moving in to Kilmer Homes have never had their own apartments. Setting up their kitchens provides a big help to them as they settle in to their new homes.”

Said Richard Brown, CEO of Monarch Housing Associates, a non-profit housing development organization and partner in the Kilmer Homes project.

United Way of Central Jersey (UWCJ) works with partners in the community including business, government, faith-based groups, Unions, individuals and others to create opportunities for a better life for people living and working in Central Jersey.

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