Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation Wins Annual TD Charitable Foundation Housing for Everyone Affordable Housing Grant Competition

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.

ABOUT GSECDC

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.

About TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit www.tdbank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TDBank_US.

TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol "TD". To learn more, visit www.td.com.

2017 Longest Night Campaign Event - An Evening of Celebrating Partnerships!

We are absolutely filled with gratitude for all the sponsors, honorees, guests, volunteers, friends and supporters who helped make this year's Longest Night Campaign Event a wonderful success!

Our theme this year was "Celebrating Partnerships," and we were proud to honor the following partners:

Thomas A. DeGise, Hudson County Executive
The Township of Weehawken
M & T Bank
CarePoint Health
Dixon Advisory
The Rotary Club of Jersey City

Please check out the event album on our Facebook page to revisit all the fun!  

https://www.facebook.com/pg/GardenStateEpiscopal/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1519785448056473

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Recap: groundbreaking ceremony for St. John's Episcopal supportive housing project!

On April 28th, we celebrated the kickoff of the St. John's Episcopal conversion project with a formal groundbreaking ceremony at the site on the corner of Palisade Avenue and 15th Street in Union City. We are so excited to oversee the restoration of this historic 167-year-old site, and to add 13 units of much-needed supportive housing to the community!

In attendance were Mayor Brian P. Stack of Union City, Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise, Bishop Mark Beckwith of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, Reverend Tom Murphy of St. Paul's Episcopal in Jersey City, Anthony Marchetta, Executive Director of the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, and Annmarie C. Uebbing, Director CPD of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development - Newark Field Office.

More about the project: This project involves the adaptive reuse of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Union City, New Jersey. Excluding the rectory and worship space, Garden State Episcopal CDC will develop 13 units of permanent supportive housing for people with special needs. The development plan works within the structure so as not to disturb neighborhood character and preserve the architectural history of the building. The unit mix will be 7 one-bedroom apartments and 6 studios. This project will focus on outfitting the church basement, school and gym into units that range in size from 350 to 680 square feet. The project involves vouchers from the Shelter Plus Program for 8 of the 13 units.

We would like to extend our endless thanks to all supporters and sponsors of this wonderful project! 

"In Union City, we're not only excited about this project, we want all those projects - anything with affordable housing, special needs housing senior housing. We're all for it a thousand percent.  . . . that's what built Union City and made it what it is today. Hard-working people, hard-working families, people just trying to make their ends meet." - Mayor Brian P. Stack

View more event photos in our album on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/GardenStateEpiscopal/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1335456656489354

 

 

 

Congrats to proud new Jersey City homeowner Reverend Bertha Reels!

New Homeowner Testimonial

I would sincerely like to thank GSECDC for the opportunity to become a first time home buyer in Jersey City.  A few years prior, to purchasing my new home, I did not believe that I would experience home ownership in Jersey City. Real estate in Jersey City had climbed, so drastically; that I felt that owning a home in a city that I love was out of my reach.  Then along came GSECDC with affordable housing right in Jersey City.  I was so excited when I saw the huge sign on Cator Ave, which read, new 2 family affordable homes for sale.  I quickly gave GSECDC a call and the staff at GSECDC began to immediately assist me in making my dream come true.  I was easily walked through the process by professional staff and I am now the proud owner of a beautiful, new 2 family home.  I love my gorgeous kitchen with its stainless steel appliances, spacious living room/dining room, laundry room, 3 bed rooms and two large bathrooms. The enormous back yard allows me to have great cook outs, while entertaining my large family and friends.  I just want to say thank you GSECDC for helping me to fulfill my dream as a home owner and landlord.

 

Rev. Bertha Reels

Jersey City, NJ

February 24th, 2017

SOLD: 76 Belmont Avenue

Contact us @ 201-209-9301 x302 or x315 or email realestate@gsecdc.org for more information.

Addresses: 76 Belmont Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304

  • $285,000 Sales Price
  •  $1,100 Owner's Monthly Cost (Not Including Utilities)
  • Minimum Income To Afford $43,500*
  • Two-Family Home
  • 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms for Owner
  • 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
  • Backyard & Finished Basement
  • Located in Bergen Hill Near Saint Peter's College
  • Completely Renovated
  • Construction Completion July 2015

* Based on 30 year fixed mortgage, 3.75% Interest, 3.5% deposit.

Financial dynamics fluctuate depending on lenders terms and buyer deposit.

Eligibility Restrictions

Household SizeMax. Income
1 Person$45,040
2 People$51,520
3 People$57,920
4 People$64,320
5 People$69,520
6 People$74,640
7 People$79,760


How Do I Apply? 

Interior Finish Concept

Interior Blueprints

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SOLD: 7 Jewett Avenue

Contact us @ 201-209-9301 x315 or email realestate@gsecdc.org for more information.

Address: 7 Jewett Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07304

  • $305,000 Sales Price
  •  $1,100 Owner's Monthly Cost (Not Including Utilities)
  • Minimum Income To Afford $43,000*
  • Two-Family Home (3,054 Square Feet)
  • Homeowner Unit: 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms
  • Tenant Unit: 3 Bedrooms/1 Bathrooms
  • Great Location Near Journal Square
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Stainless Steel Energy Efficient Appliances
  • Recreation Room
  • Garage Parking Driveway
  • Completely Renovated
  • Laundry Room
  • Central Air
  • Plenty of Storage Space
  • Intercom System
  • Outdoor Space/Backyard

* Based on 30 year fixed mortgage, 4% Interest, 3% down payment.

Financial dynamics fluctuate depending on lenders terms and buyer deposit.

Eligibility

 

 

 

 

Eligibility

Household SizeMax. Income
1 Person$48,200
2 People$55,050
3 People$61,950
4 People$68,800
5 People$74,350
6 People$79,850
7 People$85,350

How Do I Apply?

SOLD: 7.5 Grant Avenue

Contact us @ 201-209-9301 x315 or email realestate@gsecdc.org for more information.

Address: 7.5 Grant Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305

  • $280,000 Sales Price
  •  $925 Owner's Monthly Cost (Not Including Utilities)
  • Minimum Income To Afford $37,000*
  • Three Story Two-Family Home (3,633 Square Feet)
  • Homeowner Unit: 3 Bedrooms/3 Bathrooms
  • Tenant Unit: 3 Bedrooms/2 Bathrooms
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Stainless Steel Energy Efficient Appliances
  • Recreation Room
  • Garage Parking Driveway
  • Completely Renovated
  • Laundry Room
  • Central Air
  • Plenty of Storage Space
  • Intercom System
  • Large Outdoor Space

* Based on 30 year fixed mortgage, 4% Interest, 3% down payment.

Financial dynamics fluctuate depending on lenders terms and buyer deposit.

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Eligibility

Household SizeMax. Income
1 Person$48,200
2 People$55,050
3 People$61,950
4 People$68,800
5 People$74,350
6 People$79,850
7 People$85,350

How Do I Apply?

SOLD: 394 Armstrong Avenue

Contact us @ 201-209-9301 x315 or email realestate@gsecdc.org for more information.

Address: 394 Armstrong Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305

  • $305,000 Sales Price
  •  $1,005 Owner's Monthly Cost (Not Including Utilities)
  • Minimum Income To Afford $40,213*
  • Two-Family Home (2,979 Square Feet)
  • Homeowner Unit: 3 Bedrooms
  • Tenant Unit: 3 Bedrooms
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Stainless Steel Energy Efficient Appliances
  • Completely Renovated
  • Laundry Room
  • Plenty of Storage Space
  • Outdoor Space
  • Energy Efficient Hot Water Heaters & Furnaces

* Based on 30 year fixed mortgage, 4% Interest, 3% down payment.

Financial dynamics fluctuate depending on lenders terms and buyer deposit.

Typical Finishes


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Floor Plans

 

Eligibility Restrictions

Household SizeMax. Income
1 Person$48,200
2 People$55,050
3 People$61,950
4 People$68,800
5 People$74,350
6 People$79,850
7 People$79,760

How Do I Apply?