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Poskanzer Skott selected for NJ's Eva's Village.

Poskanzer Skott Architects has been selected to design a 50-unit housing facility for Eva's Village, a nonprofit comprehensive social service agency located in Paterson, New Jersey. Barry Poskanzer, AIA, will lead this significant project with Project Manager, Anthony Juliano and Donna Lerner.

The organization plans to create 50 low-income apartments in a former factory on Spring Street. This facility will add to the eight building campus that Eva's Village has created in Paterson,. Twenty-six of the apartments will be reserved for people with special needs, including the chronically homeless, people moving from substance-abuse and recovery programs, and individuals living with AIDS. The other twenty-four units will be units for households with low incomes under $52,500 dollars. The units designed to meet the needs of the community, will range in size from efficiency to three-bedroom.

"It is always an honor to design projects that contribute to the overall quality of life in the towns where we live and work," commented Poskanzer. "This new facility for Eva's Village reflects our passion for designing projects that bring together structure, function and prudence. This is a wonderful example of how good design can be extremely functional, economical and a benefit to society."

This facility will also feature 5,000 square feet of retail space to be used as training for clients to re-enter the job market. Funding for the entire project will be provided by the NJHMFA Special Needs Trust Fund, Home Express, HUD McKinney-Vento Supportive Housing Program, Eva's own equity, and 9 percent tax credits. Eva's Village has obtained project-based rental subsidies for the units serving formerly homeless persons and persons living with HIV/AIDS through the HUD Shelter + Care, Section 8 project-based, and DCA SRAP rent subsidy programs.

"Working with Poskanzer Skott has given us the inspiration and confidence to trust that our vision for permanent supportive housing will become a reality. We truly believe that the residents of Eva's Village Apartments will have a beautiful, safe, and affordable home," said Sister Gloria Perez, executive director for Eva's Village.

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Title Annotation:Construction & Design, Section B
Comment:Poskanzer Skott selected for NJ's Eva's Village.(Construction & Design, Section B)
Publication:Real Estate Weekly
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 8, 2008
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