Suburban News of Union reports on Kessler Foundation’s funding for affordable housing for people with disabilities
Elaine Katz, VP, attends dedication of Apartments at St. Elizabeth
West Orange, NJ. Eleven units of affordable housing for persons with physical disabilities were created at the former Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Convent at 176 Hussa Street in Linden, NJ, thanks to awards from HUD, a grant from Kessler Foundation and partial funding from the County of Union.
Elaine Katz, VP of Grants and Special Initiatives represented Kessler Foundation at the dedication ceremony of The Apartments at St. Elizabeth’s on April 26. Also in attendance were Union County Freeholder Christopher Hudak, Union County Manager Alfred Faella, Charles Newman, President of New Jersey Connect, Linden Mayor Richard Gerbounka, Dr. Phillip Frese, President of the Domus Corporation, Walter Kreher from U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Bishop Manuel A. Cruz and Msgr. Christopher Hynes from the Archdiocese of Newark and Domus Vice President John Westervelt at the dedication ceremony of The Apartments at Saint Elizabeth’s in Linden.
The Domus Corporation and NJ Connect partnered to rehabilitate the former convent. The Union County Department of Human Services, Office for the Disabled worked with the two groups to assist in planning the project. The project was the recipient of one of Kessler Foundation’s Special Initiatives grants. Kessler Foundation also provides funding for disability employment through its national Signature Grants and Community Employment grants.