The City of New Brunswick has pledged $450,000 in HOME funds to support the construction of 11 new supportive needs housing for homeless residents in the City of New Brunswick.
BCUW/Madeline and Coming Home Middlesex County are the overseers of the project, which will be situated on Zebra Way. Its purpose is to provide 12 affordable housing units for residents moving on from situations of homelessness while providing them with social services support in the form of job training, education support and mental and physical health rehabilitation.
Click here for renderings of the Zebra Way project.
This latest pledge of HOME funding raises the City’s total commitment to permanent, supportive needs housing projects to more than $2 million. Just this past February, our community cut the ribbon on Dina’s Dwellings, a permanent, supportive needs housing community that will provide housing to 10 women and their children moving on from situations of domestic violence.
The New Brunswick City Council approved the Zebra Way funding at its May 18 meeting. A timeline for the start of construction is not yet known.