"Bring them Home to Homes" Veterans Housing Project All Saints Apartments, 101 South 3rd Avenue, Highland Park, NJ
Build with Pupose and the Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation marked the debut of a new supportive housing facility for homeless veterans on Veterans Day 2010. The project involved retrofitting the vacant All Saints Episcopal Church into an 11-unit apartment building. Build with Purpose managed multiple aspects of the project including the securing of financing, coordination of the development team and representation during construction.
Construction on the facility began early in the year with a groundbreaking in January 2010. The former church building had been vacant since 1997. Renovations included installing a second floor to hold five studio apartments in addition to three units on both the first floor and basement. Efforts were made to create an energy efficient building, and the facility will also provide commercial space for GreenFaith, an interfaith environmental group. The project received funding from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency’s Special Needs Housing Trust Fund and from the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.