Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Connie: These are the type of permanent housing units we have been suggesting: New Supportive Housing Units Open

A Supportive Housing Association bulletin
Efficiency apartments end homelessness for eight

On June 29, 2011, the Palisades Emergency Residence Corporation (PERC) cut the ribbon and officially opened the Shelter Plus Care Supportive Housing Apartments in Union City. "Today, there are 8 fewer people who have nowhere to call home," Emory Edwards, PERC Executive Director said. "This construction project was all about creating permanent housing for our homeless shelter guests, many of whom need some support to live independently. We thank our many partners, especially Hudson County, for seeing this vision through to completion."

PERC's supportive housing program is designed to provide both affordable housing and assistance support services to homeless, disabled individuals. With PERC's help, the residents of these 8 new, studio apartments will have new hope for a secure future. All of the units have private bathrooms and kitchenettes. The eight new tenants will move in on July 1, 2011.

Housing vouchers were provided through the United Way of Hudson County and will be managed by the Jersey City Housing Authority.

Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise led the ribbon cutting ceremony and dedication. He was joined by a number of local officials and dignitaries, including  Union City Mayor and State Senator Brian Stack represented by Chris Irizarry, HUD Field Director Diane Johnson, and United Way of Hudson County President Daniel Altilio.
Funding sources included:
The development team included:
Monarch Housing served as the development and financing consultant.
Ed Murphy
Executive Director
Supportive Housing Association of NJ
29 Alden Street, Suite 1B, Cranford NJ 07016

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