Our Mission is to create healthy neighborhoods through community development initiatives that cultivate the resources of residents, businesses, government and the faith-based community in serving those most vulnerable in our society.
GSECDC has experienced and continues to experience rapid growth. From a staff of one in 1997, GSECDC has grown to exceed 30 full-time staff with an annual budget that exceeds $4 million. GSECDC currently serves an estimated 3,500 persons each year.
In 2012, GSECDC announced plans to serve communities through the State of New Jersey.
Who We Are
We are professionals that bring a host of talents and key relationships to the table. Due to our commitment to efficiency and quality, we have developed a reputation with federal, state and local government partners and private sector investors, as a results oriented organization that always gets the job done. This has allowed us to work together to plan strategically and implement initiatives that are cost effective, maximize impact and are sustainable in the long term.
- 1986 - Incorporated
- 1993 - Completed rehabilitation of Public School #18 (Jersey City) into Resurrection House
- 1994 to 1997 - Undertook Mid City Project, a scattered site low income rental housing program
- 1997 - First executive director was hired
- 1998 - Acquired Corpus Christi Ministries Housing, Inc. and developed a six-unit building for operations
- 1999 - Instituted Opportunity Partners, a job readiness and training program
- 2002 - Implemented the Division of Mental Health Services (DMHS) Housing Initiative
- 2003 - Initiated Shelter Plus Care program and Hudson Creating Alliances to Shelter All (Hudson CASA) program
- 2004 - Offered training and placement activities as part of the National Retail Federation skills center network
- 2005 - Began administering the Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Program for people with ties to Hudson and Essex Counties
- 2009 - Instituted the Residential Intensive Support Team (RIST) Program, funded by the NJ Division of Mental Health Services.
- 2013 - Celebrated 25th year of service
- 2014 - Community Planning initiative, Greenville Community Partnership (GCP), has started implementation and begun receiving funds.
- GSECDC is now Jersey City's largest provider of permanent supportive housing for people with disabilities with a total of 95 vouchers that make market rate housing affordable