Mayor Cory Booker attends Ribbon Cutting

Kevin Zealand (center), Executive Director of ARFC and St. Clare's Homes Property, West Ward Councilman Ron Rice (left) and Mayor Cory Booker. Credit Paul Milo
Kevin Zealand (center), Executive Director of ARFC and St. Clare's Homes Property, West Ward Councilman Ron Rice (left) and Mayor Cory Booker. 

St. Clare Homes Property, Inc., an affiliate of AIDS Resource Foundation for Children, announced the completion of its $9.3 million, 46-unit supportive housing initiative in Newark yesterday at a Ribbon Cutting ceremony in the West Ward.  As one of the state’s largest providers of housing services to individuals living with chronic illness, such as HIV, AIDS and other disabilities, St. Clare Homes Property offers housing stability to underserved populations.

The celebration honored funders of the initiative including those who made it possible for the $3.532 million project at Roseville Avenue (16-units of housing) to come into fruition – the NJ Housing Mortgage and Finance Agency (Special Needs Housing Trust Fund), Department of Housing and Urban Development (Continuum of Care), New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, County of Essex (HOME), and the City of Newark (HOME).  The Corporation for Supportive Housing was also a major stakeholder in the completion of the full initiative.

To read more about yesterday's event, visit Paul Milo's article in Newark Patch.