Each year the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey recognizes successful initiatives that demonstrate excellence in serving the special needs population. We are pleased to announce that our work with Pennrose on the Village at Harmony Garden in Glassboro, NJ was one of the two projects selected for the 2022 Supportive Housing Award: Project of the Year.

The new Village at Harmony Garden community offers affordable housing to developmentally disabled and senior residents of Gloucester County. One of the goals of Village at Harmony Garden is to provide individuals with developmental disabilities the opportunity to live independently while maintaining access to the supportive services necessary to helping them achieve daily living success. There is a community building that includes a community room, fitness room, and supportive services center.

The prime location of the community situates residents close to Rowan Boulevard with local shops, services, and attractions. The design features 65 one-story cottage units containing 57 one-bedroom and 8 two-bedroom units. 52 of the apartments at Village at Harmony Garden are age-restricted for seniors ages 55 and up. 13 apartments were set-aside for non-age restricted individuals with developmental disabilities, and 4 were set aside for individuals over 55 with developmental disabilities.

Congratulations to the entire project team, including our partners: Pennrose, the Glassboro Housing Authority, PennReach, The Brooke Group, MidAtlantic Engineering Partners, and Ingerman Construction.

Since the SHA awards began in 2009, 24 projects have been honored, and 13 of them have been the work of Thriven Design! Our firm has taken home Project of the Year six times in the past four years. Learn more about these supportive projects below: