Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Special Needs Housing Plan in Works

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Special Needs Housing Plan in Works

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FRANKLIN LAKES — By this time next year, more than three dozen people with physical and developmental disabilities could call Franklin Lakes home.

Work has begun on a 40-apartment special needs housing project at the intersection of McCoy and Colonial roads.

The project is expected to take a year to complete, according to developer Joseph Alpert of Franklin Lakes Supportive Housing Urban Renewal LLC, a partnership between the Alpert Group and the Housing Development Corporation of Bergen County. Once done, it will be open to individuals with developmental and physical disabilities, with preference given to those with Asperger's syndrome or multiple sclerosis.

"We are very excited about the prospect of providing sorely needed housing for those with special needs in our community," said Mayor Frank Bivona. …

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