Amid an uptick over the last few years in largely market-rate developments being planned and constructed in Downtown Newark and surrounding neighborhoods, farther west, a unique new project could be constructed in the Fairmount neighborhood of New Jersey’s largest city.
A new building “to house chronically homeless, disabled, and LGBTQ residents” is in the works for 25-27 Roseville Avenue, according to a public notice. The proposed development, which would be built at the corner of Sussex Avenue for the East Orange-based RAIN Foundation, would consist of 11 units.
Located near St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, the property is owned by Newark’s municipal government, according to tax filings. The premises are currently undeveloped.
The notice mentioned that the City of Newark was expected to submit an application to HUD’s Newark Field Office last week to request a $1.3 million HOME Investment Partnership Program grant to help fund the development.
The HOME program “provides formula grants to states and localities that communities use, often in partnership with local nonprofit groups, to fund a wide range of activities including building, buying, and/or rehabilitating affordable housing for rent or homeownership or providing direct rental assistance to low-income people,” according to HUD.