Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation Wins Annual TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone Affordable Housing Grant Competition, Awarded $125,000 for the Creation of 60 Affordable Homes through the Adaptive Reuse of Two Former Churches
November 28, 2017 – Jersey City, New Jersey – Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation was recently awarded a $125,000 affordable housing grant through the TD Charitable Foundation’s Housing for Everyone grant competition. The grant will help support the adaptive re-use of two churches, one in Jersey City and another in Union City, which will be converted into much needed affordable housing.
Carol Mori, Executive Director, said, “As we strive to address affordability issues in Hudson County, finding available sites for development is a key challenge. With this effort, we will improve and preserve two historic sites, while meeting the housing needs of special needs populations and working class families that are cost burdened. ”
This year’s “Housing for Everyone” theme was Affordable Housing for All, focusing on initiatives that support the funding for safe, clean, physically accessible housing for all populations, including the elderly, new Americans, individuals with a mental or physical disability, families headed by a single parent or guardian, veterans and emancipated youth. Each year the theme is chosen based on housing needs identified by the Foundation across its footprint.
The Housing for Everyone grant competition is one of the TD Charitable Foundation’s most widely known signature programs. The competition invites local non-profit organizations from Maine to Florida to submit proposals outlining their plans and initiatives to support and provide affordable housing initiatives in their communities. Twenty-five organizations throughout TD Bank’s footprint from Maine to Florida were awarded a $125,000 grant for a total grant donation of $3.125 million in 2017.
To learn more about the program and how the grants are making an impact in the community, videos about past winners are available at "Own Who You Are". Applications for the Housing for Everyone grant competition will reopen in June 2018.
Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation (GSECDC) is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization that serves over 3,000 people annually. Since our inception, with a $60 million public/private investment, GSECDC's Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has built close to 300 affordable housing units. These efforts stabilize neighborhoods, contribute to the long-term revitalization, and provide affordable housing in a high cost area for low and moderate-income populations.
About the TD Charitable Foundation
The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. The Foundation's mission is to support, respect and improve the quality of life in the diverse communities where we live and do business. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed more than $178.4 million and more than 17,000 grants in charitable donations from Maine to Florida. The TD Charitable Foundation focuses on supporting the following community needs: affordable housing, economic development, neighborhood revitalization, financial literacy, and human services. Recently, more than 90 percent of the grants awarded by the Foundation benefited low-and moderate- income communities and individuals. More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including an online grant application, is available at www.TDBank.com.
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