Schenk Place will provide permanent supportive housing for individuals with autism in Robbinsville, N.J.
The project by Eden Autism transforms a ranch-style house into a four-bedroom home, which includes an eat-in kitchen, a family room, a living room, and three full baths. The home also includes laundry facilities, a backyard, a basement for use as recreational space, and an office to enable 24-hour staffing. The group home will serve four residents.
The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) provided $380,000 in construction and permanent financing for the development, which also received $100,000 from the township of Robbinsville.
“Schenk Place continues our efforts to expand supportive housing opportunities in communities across the state,” said NJHMFA executive director Charles A. Richman in a statement. “This development will also help residents build on and learn new skills, and become part of the fabric of the community.”
Eden Autism will provide support services for Schenk Place residents, including individual-centered services designed to meet residents’ needs for care, treatment, and training as well as personal and household maintenance skills.
Eden Autism operates 16 group homes and 11 supervised apartments, which house 95 residents with autism in nine towns in Mercer and Somerset counties.