Hoboken and Franklin Lakes Among 2018 SHA Supportive Housing Award Honorees

Proactively Creating Supportive Housing Opportunities in Urban Environment; With Preference for People with Disabilities

Each year, the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHA) honors members and organizations within the supportive housing community who exemplify by their work and projects the thriving community in the state of New Jersey. The awards will be presented at SHA’s annual conference on Friday, December 7. The theme of this year’s conference is “Great Expectations.”

Among the 2018 award honorees are:

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.
  • Monarch Housing Associates nominated the City of Hoboken and Mayor Ravinder Bhalla.
  • The City of Hoboken, from the Mayor’s office to key staff and departments thought the City, was a key partner in the redevelopment of the American Legion building, aiding every step of the way.
  • 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

Other award honorees include:

Congressional Reception

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