Northvale among boroughs to benefit from affordable housing drive

August 30, 2013 by  

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and his administration have this month pledged to put $135m towards the construction of 2,250 new, affordable houses and apartments in the state. More than 300 of them are in Bergen County, and Northvale is one of the locations set to see a boost in housing – particularly for its aging population.

A total of 29 units designed to house seniors are to be built right here in Northvale, and the borough’s neighbors Fair Lawn, Ridgefield, and Saddle Brook will see 63, 55, and 30 similar apartments built respectively. This is in addition to more than 100 low-cost units based at a Wood-Ridge transit village, and Edgewater will also welcome 21 new options for hopeful homebuyers on a budget.

The funding is to come out of federal money set aside for recovery from Superstorm Sandy and, ironically, the announcement itself was made at a venue damaged during the storm – the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center. That building is to get a new life thanks to the funds, however, as the state has said it will be converted into an 83-apartment block.

With an increase in housing on the cards in and around Northvale, locals involved in the construction industry might well be tempted to put in a new business card printing order to promote themselves as the right people for the job, while town planners are likely to turn to brochure printers once the projects are complete, pointing out the fact that the area will have modern, affordable housing options.