For the SHA NJ Supportive Housing Municipal Award – The City of Hoboken and Mayor Ravinder Bhalla
The Supportive Housing Municipal Award recognizes the accomplishments of a town or city that has proactively created supportive housing opportunities for people with disabilities and other special needs.
The City not only provided the additional land needed to make the building work, but also provided the balance of the adjacent parking lot, that is being used for construction staging activities.
The City provided over $200,000 in capital funding, and also waived all permit fees for construction. Multiple departments within the City helped streamline the submission requirements and with the overall coordination and review process.
Without the leadership of the Mayor’s office, and the City, this could have caused delays and project would have incurred additional cost.
The City of Hoboken has worked diligently to create affordable housing through the City.
In 2012, an Affordable Housing code was adopted by the City to ensure all developments provide their fair share of affordable units.
For the SHA NJ Supportive Housing Project of the Year – Franklin Lakes – Nominated by Kitchen Associates
Kitchen Associates nominated this unique 40-unit development in Bergen County that creates a community of permanent supportive housing with preference for persons with disabilities.
Monarch Housing serves as the housing consultant for this project.