On June 30, 2014 Kilmer Homes broke ground in Edison, NJ. The project is being built on 6 acres of land that was formally known as Camp Kilmer military base, which closed in 2009. The Alpert Group partnered with The Edison Affordable Housing and Monarch Housing Associates.
Kilmer Homes is 120 units of new affordable, rental housing in the Township of Edison, is a mixed-income, mixed-population project serving a wide range of households and promoting community integration of homeless households. A total of 88 apartments will be reserved for households with incomes at or below 60% Area Median Income, up to $50,400 in annual income for a two person household.
An additional 30 apartments will be reserved for homeless households, including disabled veterans. Veterans and victims of Superstorm Sandy will receive priority across the entire development. Construction began in May 2014 and the apartments are expected to be leased beginning in January 2015.
“This is a perfect example of how a variety of HUD programs – housing choice vouchers, HOME, Sandy recovery funds and the Continuum of Care can work together to create permanent, affordable and supportive housing as well as help to achieve the goals and objectives of the Mayors Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness.”- Maria T. Maio-Messano, Housing and Urban Development Newark Field Office Director.
“Kilmer Homes will empower working families, the homeless, as well as victims of Superstorm Sandy to live with dignity in safe, decent, and permanent housing. Sandy recovery programs like the Fund for the Restoration of Multifamily Housing (FRM) and Sandy Special Needs Housing Fund (SSNHF) help rebuild and restore a lasting foundation for New Jersey after the storm, one home at a time.”-Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Richard E. Constable, III