Newark, NJ — February 5, 2021 — Mayor Ras J. Baraka and City of Newark Homelessness Czar Sakinah Hoyte announced today that the City has partnered with five developers and service providers to create 100 transitional, permanent, and supportive housing units, to help end homelessness in Newark.
“It has long been my vision to provide our residents without addresses with decent, livable, and supportive housing, so that they can gain personal independence,” said Mayor Baraka. “These partnerships will help create new opportunities for service providers, and both small and large developers, to collaborate and provide critical, transitional, and permanent supportive housing for our most vulnerable.”
The Mayor added that housing is the key to ending homelessness.
The selection of developers for the City of Newark’s “Making Housing Homes: A Housing First Initiative” was based on a competitive review process. Evaluations were based on factors including:
• Technical Ability
• Supportive Services Model
• Financial Capacity
The City of Newark received 14 proposals for the challenge. Out of those, the City has made awards to five developers and their supportive service partners. As expressed through the proposals the following homeless sub-populations will be served: veterans, special needs, and LGBTQIA.
The city has extended partnerships to:
• Monarch Housing Associates / Bridges Outreach, Inc.
• Garden State Episcopal Community Development Corporation / North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI)
• ETTA Investments LLC / Soldier ON, Urban Agriculture Cooperative, Greater Newark Conservancy, CareSparc Consulting Inc., and The Mental Health Association in New Jersey
• Domus Corporation / Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Newark
• 10th and 11th Street Homes LLC / AIDS Resource Foundation for Children (ARFC)
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