From Tap Into Jersey City:
The more than 75 year old Holland Gardens public housing project will be transformed into a regional model of what innovative public housing can accomplish, Mayor Steven Fulup and Jersey City Housing Authority officials announced Wednesday.
Fulop said that the city the JCHA will take a multi-disciplinary approach to include opportunities for affordable homeownership while preserving public housing in a mixed-use, mixed-income community that will transform the nearly-obsolete five-building, 192-unit site.
In 2019, the JCHA implemented a six-month, comprehensive visioning process with Holland Gardens residents to address the site’s aging infrastructure and further address residents' needs. The Visioning Plan that emerged reconceives the housing complex as a mixed-use, high-rise community with one-to-one preservation of the existing rental units.
“We want to change the antiquated approach to public housing by creating never-before-seen opportunities for our residents to achieve greater financial stability and self-sufficiency, which is especially important in these incredibly uncertain times due to the pandemic,” Fulop said. “We are seizing this opportunity to not only revitalize the site but also to reexamine our public housing system and identify gaps. We will continue to work with Holland Garden residents to explore future plans and make sure we can bring critical resources directly into the neighborhood to best address their needs.”
Read Tap Into Jersey City's article "Holland Gardens Redevelopment to Bring New Opportunities to Public Housing Residents," featuring the Jersey City Housing Authority.