Join Us as We Celebrate Richard Brown Who Worked for Resources to Develop Safe, Decent and Permanent Housing
Next week, Monarch Housing Associates invites you to join us on Thursday, March 21 as we celebrate Richard Brown’s retirement. We will recognize Richard’s 28 years of leadership, partnerships and unwavering commitment to housing for all. You can click here to purchase your ticket today and join us on March 21.
“I’ve had the privilege of working with Richard for almost 25 years. I cannot say enough about his great work in expanding resources available to help develop housing and work on housing development projects that provide safe, decent and permanent housing to those who need it the most,” says Asish Patel. Patel was appointed as Monarch Housing’s COO on January 1, 2019 and also works with the housing production team. “However, what has impacted me the most, has been his ability to believe in people, his drive to give people a voice and to be an agent of change. He has helped redefine supportive housing in New Jersey.”
- Advocate for the creation of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA)’s Special Needs Housing Trust Fund funded at $200 million
- Assist more than three thousand (3,000) persons with unmet needs by creating permanent, affordable and supportive housing opportunities in all twenty-one (21) counties of New Jersey;Through advocacy efforts, help define supportive housing, bring CSH to New Jersey and served as founding member of the Supportive Housing Association of NJ; and
- Becoming a partner in housing development, such as the Kilmer Homes project. Kilmer Homes included the construction of affordable apartments, apartments for homeless families, and the redevelopment of the former U.S. Army Camp Kilmer in Edison (which officially closed in 2009.)
Another way to honor Richard and help continue his work of ensuring all of our neighbors have a home they can afford is by making a donation to the Richard Brown Advocacy Fund. Your donation will support Monarch’s efforts to continue this important work.