The Episcopal Diocese of Newark, which covers the northern and northwestern portions of New Jersey (covering six counties), has been engaged in the development of affordable housing for several decades, within its faith-based commitment to meet the housing and social service needs of the impoverished and marginalized.
In 1986, Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation (GSECDC) was incorporated to help serve the housing needs of underprivileged populations in Jersey City and Hudson County. In the late 1980s, Church of the Incarnation, a local Episcopal Church located across the street from an abandoned, boarded-up elementary school, which had become a dangerous neighborhood eyesore and center for drug dealing, prostitution and other illegal activity called upon GSECDC to undertake the revitalization of this building to help stabilize the block. Completed in 1993 and renamed Resurrection House, the erstwhile School #18 was rehabilitated and converted into 28 low income apartments.
Address: 69 Storms Ave., Jersey City
Description: LIHTC Rental Units. Rehab of abandoned school
# of Units: 28 rental
Development Cost: $4,200,000
People Served: 70