Pallone Tours New Affordable Housing at Kilmer Homes in Edison
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6) visited Kilmer Homes in Edison, NJ and toured the new affordable housing units, which families are set to begin moving into in April 2015. The new development consists of 120 apartments, including 30 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless families. Partial funding to complete the project is being provided by the Sandy Aid package that Congressman Pallone fought for in Congress.
“Kilmer Homes is a welcome addition to New Jersey’s 6th District which will have a positive impact on our community,” said Congressman Pallone. “Kilmer Homes is a vibrant housing community that will provide affordable housing to residents. I am so pleased that funds from the Sandy Aid package could help make this project a reality, and I applaud all those who worked to see this project through to completion.”
Kilmer Homes has been developed on six acres of vacant land on the northern end of Camp Kilmer, a former U.S. Army camp. Priority for placement in the new units will be given to veterans and families displaced by Superstorm Sandy.
According to the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, the project generated approximately $58.6 million is one-time economic output and created about 350 full-time jobs during the construction phase.
Congressman Pallone was joined by Paul Meyers and Nikera Eato, both applicants to be Kilmer Homes tenants, as well as Steve Clayton and Pascale Leone from the Corporation for Supportive Housing; Madeline Cook and Judy Long from the Edison Housing Authority; Richard Brown and Kate Kelly from Monarch Housing; Leslie Stivale, Cynthia Light, Monique Hickson and Leslie Small from Triple C Housing.