Solutions for Foreclosures

Garden State Episcopal CDC is creating housing solutions for municipalities. We are repurposing foreclosures as mixed income housing with half the subsidy of new construction. For just $50,000 of subsidy per unit we can acquire, rehab and complete a sale in just 7.5 months. This is compared to $100,000 in subsidy for new construction and a 2 year timeline. We work fast turning eyesore and liabilities into neighborhood assets, stabilizing property values and building a strong base for new comps. Our average per unit cost is $165,000 compared to $250,000 per unit for new construction. From 2010 to 2013, we rehabbed 13 foreclosures in Jersey City creating 26 units with a $4 million investment. Those homes generated $3 million in mortgage activity and $1.5 million in construction contracts that went to local contractors. Moving forward, we are rehabbing 27 units with $6 million. We are "Building Strong Communities." To find out more about GSECDC please visit: http://gsecdc.org/about-us/

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Former Foreclosure to Future Asset

Garden State Episcopal CDC has completed another project in Greenville. GSECDC acquired a formerly foreclosed property, completed moderate rehabilitation and turned it into 4 units of housing. We think it is an improvement but we will let you be the judge. 

Bergen Court Apartments are NOW OPEN

Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation (GSECDC) is proud to have held a ribbon cutting event for the Bergen Court Apartments. After the building sat vacant for 10 years, GSECDC successfully partnered with HMFA, Jersey City, Hudson County and New Jersey Community Capital to substantially rehabilitate this facility. The project located at 242 Bergen Ave, Jersey City includes 12 affordable housing units, eight two-bedroom units with rents below 60% of the area median income and four one-bedroom units that are set aside for chronically homeless individuals with disabilities.

Read more about the project on the Together North Jersey website.


Celebrating 25 Years of Service

​The GSECDC, which changed its name from Jersey City Episcopal CDC in January (2011), is looking to push through with a project in Jersey City’s Greenville neighborhood as well as provide affordable housing in Bayonne, Union City and Passaic County. As they prepare to move forward, they will also celebrate their previous success with a gala at...

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