HDC Cuts Ribbon for 14 New Apartments for Disabled Veterans with Special Needs
On October 11, 2017, The Housing Development Corporation of Bergen County (HDC), the non-profit development arm of the Housing Authority of Bergen County (HABC) held a ribbon cutting event for its Emerson Veterans Supportive Housing in Emerson, New Jersey.
The ribbon cutting celebrated HDC’s completion of the construction of 14 one-bedroom apartments for disabled veterans with special needs.
Project funding was provided by:
- New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA),
- Bergen County Division of Community Development and the
- Housing Development Corporation of Bergen County.
The apartments are in 7 duplex style buildings.
Generous donations of furnishings and time, as well as financial donations to home furnishings were made by:
- Bergen County Division of Veteran Services,
- American Legion Post 269,
- Catholic Charities,
- Making-It-Home, and
- corporate and nonprofit sponsors.
All partners and contributors joined together to fully furnish all 14 apartments.
On June 29, 2016, the Housing Development Corporation of Bergen County, in collaboration with the American Legion Post 269 broke ground on Emerson Veterans Affordable Housing, the planned veterans’ housing development.
The design of the buildings and apartments was developed by Arcari & Iovino Architects in connection to a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) competition. The design will be used as a model design for similar housing projects across the country.
Monarch Housing Associates served as the HDC’s project consultant.