Ridgewood Ribbon Cutting March 13
On March 13, the ribbon cutting for Ridgewood Ave. Supportive Housing was attended by neighbors, city, county and state officials, Project Live board members, staff and residents including Mayor Booker.
The first floor has five one-bedroom apartments, community space, office space for the supportive housing staff and a common laundry room. The 2nd and 3rd floors have eight one-bedroom apartments each. Each apartment will be fully furnished and will have new appliances, and will have a living room, a kitchen/eat-in area, storage space, a separate bedroom and a full bathroom, and will cover an average of 550 square feet. The two apartments on the 1st floor will be fully accessible and the rest will be designed to be adaptable. The project will accommodate residents with both physical and mental disabilities so they can live with minimal assistance. The rear backyard will have parking space, a patio area, and green space.
All residents have Project Live supportive housing staff available to them 24 hours a day. Services to be provided include: new resident move-in, outreach, case management, activities of daily living skills training, referral, advocacy, counseling (including substance abuse) transportation, crisis intervention, vocational training and socialization skills.
The Ridgewood Avenue Supportive Housing Project is an attractive three-story, 21 one-bedroom building with safe, decent and affordable housing that will give 21 homeless individuals with a mental illness the opportunity, stability and support needed to live a productive and stable life. Construction for the project began in the Fall of 2009.