Integrity House Provides Supportive Housing for Homeless
On June 30th, 2016, Integrity House held a dedication ceremony for the Lyons Gateway Apartments, to Honor Edward Lyons. Mr. Lyons worked at Integrity House for 38 years, as a passionate advocate for addiction treatment, wellness and recovery.
Lyons Gateway Apartments is located on Lincoln Park in Newark. The project will provide permanent affordable supportive housing to 24 individuals who are chronically homeless and very low income. Additionally, the residents may also have a substance abuse and/or mental health disorder.
The site is within the City of Newark, providing access to services, public transportation and all amenities that may be required by the residents. The property consists of 24 studio and one-bedroom units, a common area, laundry facilities and a gym for the residents’ use.
The success of this project is due to collaboration among:
- The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (Sandy CDBG-R Funding)
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development (McKinney Supportive Housing Program Funding)
- City of Newark (HOME Funds)
- Integrity House (Property)
Robert Budsock, Integrity’s President and CEO, welcomed the dignitaries, funders, project development team members, residents and Integrity House’s Board of Directors.
Speakers at the event included:
- Geoffrey Perselay, Esq., Chair of Integrity House
- Anthony Marchetta, Executive Director, NJHMFA
- Annemarie Uebbing, Director, Community Planning and Development, HUD
- Julio Colon, Director, Department of Housing Assistance, City of Newark
- Edward Lyons, Honoree and Chief Clinical Officer (Retired), Integrity Hous
- Earl Lipphardt, Jr., Chief Residential Officer, Integrity House
Monarch Housing Associates served as the housing consultant for the Lyons Gateway Apartments.
Adel Botros of AB Design served as the general contractor, and the project architect was John Winkelman of LWDMR Architects.
Over 350 advocates from Across New Jersey prepare to travel to Washington, DC on July 13, 2016, the Lyons Gateway Apartments provide an excellent example of how federal funding is critical in creating supportive housing for the homeless.
Monarch Housing Associates, the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey and other sponsoring partners from across New Jersey will address our elected officials in Washington and tell them “No Cuts for Housing.”
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