A group of donors and grantsmakers are banding together to create a 15-housing unit in Trenton on the corner of Perry and Carroll streets.
Tenants of the new Perry Street Supportive Permanent Housing Project will have access to case management services on site to help guide the residents to self-sufficiency as they seek employment and regain their lives. Combining housing with social services reflects the forward thinking of the Rescue Mission, which was founded in 1915.
The residents are expected to contribute 30 percent of their income toward rent, giving them an investment in the program’s continued success.
The full editorial from The Times of Trenton can be found at http://www.nj.com/times-opinion/index.ssf/2012/09/editorial_trenton_rescue_missi.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
More information about the project and the ground breaking ceremony can be found at http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2012/09/rescue_mission_of_trenton_to_b.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
The permanent housing will be funded by government and private money.