Bergen County division of veteran services helps create two veteran apartments in glen rock
Sep 10, 2020 03:36PM
By Julie Maxwell Allen
The Division of Veteran Services of Bergen County hosted the opening of two apartments in newly refurbished supportive housing in Glen Rock. The day featured 12 community partners who are fully furnishing the apartments.
Nouvelle, LLC, a commercial/residential design and construction firm and developer of affordable housing, has completed the renovation and refurbishing of a multi-family dwelling on a tree-lined street in Glen Rock. The housing has two units – a three- bedroom/1 1⁄2 bath unit on the first floor and basement; and a two-bedroom/1 bath unit on the second floor. Continuing the tradition of serving our veterans in need, the developer designated the properties for rent for homeless and disabled veterans and their families.
Applications for the apartments were publicized widely and open to disabled veterans with special needs. The Housing Authority of Bergen County, Division of Veteran Services determined applicant eligibility.
Each apartment has fixtures and appliances but is unfurnished. Unfortunately, the veterans who will be renting the apartments have limited income and little-to-no ability to purchase bedding or furniture.
Making-It-Home, a nonprofit program of Bergen Volunteers, joined with 11 community partners (see list attached) in a collaborative effort to provide furnishings and household items for the new residents. The veterans and their children will receive living room, dining, and bedroom furniture at no cost to them. Generous sponsors also contributed additional items including televisions, vacuums, small kitchen appliances, kitchenware, bath supplies, food, gift cards – and even bicycles.
This event also commemorates the September 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance – in honoring the victims of the attacks, acknowledging the value of service to those in need, and supporting our veterans who have shown such extraordinary dedication, bravery, and commitment to protecting the freedoms of all Americans.
contributed by: Bergen County Veteran Services