Thriven Design Celebrates New Affordable Housing in Glassboro, NJ
The 10-acre site was once a public housing debacle in need of serious redevelopment and sat vacant for half a decade. But thanks to the GHA’s initial vision for a new affordable senior community, and the skillful planning and execution by the project team, the former development for low-income families was transformed for seniors 55+ and individuals with disabilities. The new residents can live and thrive in harmony within one 65-unit community situated in a prime location near Rowan Boulevard with a variety of local shops, services, and attractions. Pennrose partnered with PennReach to provide on-site supportive services for residents with autism, intellectual, and developmental disabilities, helping them to achieve daily living success.
The development includes a mix of one- and two-bedroom cottage-style apartments with various configurations – 14 units are accessible to residents with physical disabilities and eight units are accessible to residents with hearing and vision disabilities; additionally, 13 units are set aside for non-age restricted individuals with developmental disabilities and four are set aside for individuals over 55 with developmental disabilities. All units are 100% affordable, available at or below 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI) of Gloucester County, $39,100 for a single-person household.