Triple C Housing Breaks Ground for Promise House
Triple C Housing, Inc. breaks ground to launch the construction of Promise House
Triple C Housing’s Board of Trustees, Executive Director and senior leadership were joined today by state and local officials, the project development partners and supporters for the groundbreaking ceremony to launch the construction of Promise House in New Brunswick, NJ. Promise House is designed as a supportive housing multifamily residence that will provide ten (10) units of affordable housing for individuals at risk of or experiencing homelessness and with special needs.
“This is a very special initiative…especially important for some powerful reasons. It is a furtherance of the progressive policy of the City of New Brunswick to provide housing opportunities for all its citizens, of the County of Middlesex’s commitment to end homelessness and the establishment of the homeless trust fund, and also important from a state standpoint as a continuation of the effort to reduce reliance on institutional care so as to aid individuals to lead fuller lives in the community in housing that is affordable; and finally, to improve access to healthcare to those with special needs. Individuals with special needs such as mental illness suffer from higher rates of morbidity and this initiative will provide for a registered nurse to coordinate the healthcare needs of the persons served. This would not have been possible without our staff, Executive Director Leslie Stivale, Housing Director Cynthia Light, as well as our funders and sponsors, NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA), City of New Brunswick, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority, County of Middlesex and Department of Human Services,” said William Waldman, Board Chair of Triple C Housing. Mr. Waldman introduced Anthony Marchetta, Executive Director of NJHMFA.
“Coming to New Brunswick is always coming home…,” said Anthony Marchetta. “I am immensely pleased the HMFA was able to be a part of Promise House, which would not have broken ground without the hard work, persistence and commitment of the development team,” said Anthony Marchetta, Executive Director of NJ HMFA. “Without a doubt, this project will present a better housing experience for individuals of low income and with special needs so they may live with dignity in their community.”
“It is through the dedication and commitment of the NJ Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Special Needs Housing Trust, The City of New Brunswick-Department of Planning, Community and Economic Development, The New Brunswick Housing and Redevelopment Authority, The County of Middlesex Housing First Trust Fund, The NJ Department of Human Services Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, our development team and local partners that we are able to develop opportunities for individuals with the greatest need for a place to call home,” said Leslie Stivale, Executive Director. The HMFA Special Needs Housing Trust, City HOME program, County Housing First Trust and the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Home to Recovery initiatives cost effectively fund bricks and mortar to create affordable housing, linked with rental subsidies to bridge the income gap to prevent homelessness via permanent, supportive housing strategies, connected to supportive services to integrate healthcare management, improve quality of life and promote self sufficiency.
Leslie Stivale offered “special recognition and praise to [its]a partners and development team who harnessed the vision of Promise House to answer the call to the needs that exist within New Brunswick ~ the treasure trove of talent and expertise who provided the predevelopment support and technical services to bring the vision of Promise House into reality.” Stivale offered special thanks to Elijah’s Promise whose leadership actively brings together alliances to address the needs of the most vulnerable citizens in the community; Monarch Housing Associates for their never ending guidance and expert technical assistance; the award winning Architectural firm of Kitchen & Associates and exceptional technical expertise ; Mid Atlantic Engineering for their critical expertise in addressing the engineering requirements; Salem Environmental for their thorough knowledge and due diligence; the respected construction firm of JRD Construction; and gratitude to the expert legal guidance of law firm Andora & Romano, LLC.
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