2015 Point-in-Time Homeless Persons Count

Point-in-Time Homeless Persons Count happened yesterday February 4th. A BIG thank you to our staff, all the volunteers and local agencies that made this happen!

The Point-in-Time (PIT) Counts provide counts of sheltered and unsheltered people experiencing homelessness on a single night. Counts are provided by household type (individuals, families, and child-only households), and are further broken down by subpopulation categories, such as homeless veterans and people who are chronically homeless.

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/

Bergen Court Apartments - Nearly Complete & Now Leasing

Check out the latest construction pictures of the Bergen Courts Apartments. Located at 242 Bergen Ave in Jersey City, this property laid vacant for several years. We here at GSECDC are proud of our work and excited that it is nearly complete. To check for availability please call 201-209-9301 Extension 301.

APPLY NOW for one of eight two-bedroom apartments priced at $774 per month.  

Hudson County Orgs Get $2.9 Million in Federal Grants to Help Homeless

The Obama Administration announced last week that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is renewing grant funding needed to keep 10 Hudson County homeless assistance programs operating. The funding is part of nearly $1.4 billion that will help 6,400 existing programs nationwide to continue offering critically needed housing and services to homeless persons and families. Garden State Episcopal CDC was one on many Hudson County organizations to receive funding.

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Host Hudson County Homeless Memorial

​And once again, a coalition including the Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation (GSECDC) and the Church of the Incarnation are holding an interfaith Homeless Memorial Service to remember those who have died from causes related to homelessness, and to raise awareness of the people who continue to live and die on Hudson County’s streets this winter.

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