City’s Third Senior Housing Building Opens

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SOUTH AMBOY– Dozens of residents plus city and county officials attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony outside the Robert Noble Manor Thursday, Oct. 21, held to mark the opening of the city’s third senior housing complex.

Mayor John O’Leary said the 37,000-square-foot modular building will provide affordable housing for low- and moderate income senior citizens.

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“In this dark economy, budget-strapped senior citizens need affordable housing and fortunately, we were able to supply that using county, state and federal funds, along with private tax credits,” said O’Leary.

Hirsch said construction on the building began last fall and ended over the summer. The monthly rental rate is $675, plus utilities, according to Gary Hirsch, director of the South Amboy Renaissance Corporation.

The complex on Gordon Street, behind McCarthy Towers, includes 40 one-bedroom units with parking, walk-in showers, a meeting room and a community garden. People started moving in about three weeks ago and by the day of the ribbon-cutting, seven had moved in according to Laurence Gumina of Princeton Senior Living, the facility’s co-developer and operator.

The housing complex is located just down the street from the city’s new YMCA and community center and residents may walk a to Raritan Bay Waterfront Park.


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