Officials from the City of New Brunswick, Middlesex County and Coming Home Middlesex County and its partners were proud to cut the ribbon on March 13 to open the newest supportive needs housing residence in the City of New Brunswick.
Zebra Way has 12 units of permanent, supportive needs housing that is specially geared for residents and families who are formerly homeless.
Permanent supportive needs housing is designed to offer low-cost or subsidized housing that also provides extensive access to social services to help tenants address such issues as education, employment, care for their children, addiction and mental and physical health.
Residents will be able to move into Zebra Way starting in the beginning of April.
Developed by Bergen County’s United Way/Madeline Corporation and Coming Home of Middlesex County Inc., this $3.5 million project was supported by a $480,000 commitment from the City of New Brunswick’s HOME funds, in addition to $2.2 million from NJHMFA and $840,000 from Middlesex County’s Housing First Capital Fund.
“Every member of our community deserves the dignity of safe and affordable housing. But a strong supportive needs housing industry depends on the willingness of a community to embrace people in need,” said Mayor Jim Cahill. “If we are to be successful in the elimination of homelessness, the development of supportive housing must be an integral part of every community’s commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.”
Zebra Way is the sixth supportive needs housing project to open in the City of New Brunswick since 2012. Additional partners in this important endeavor include Women Aware, Town Clock CDC, Triple C Housing and the Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation.
To learn more about supportive needs housing in the City of New Brunswick, please click here.