PRESS RELEASE November-19-2018

Sweeney & Burzichelli Join In Ribbon Cutting for Camp Salute Housing Project

Clayton – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Deputy Assembly Speaker John Burzichelli today joined in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Camp Salute, the People for People Foundation’s new affordable housing project in Clayton that offers permanent housing for veterans.


“This project demonstrates the value of residents and organizations working together in service to the community to achieve a common goal,” said Senator Sweeney. “This will expand affordable housing in the region with a preference for veterans who have served and sacrificed for all of us. We want to make sure they have access to a suitable and affordable place to call home for themselves and their families.”


Camp Salute offers housing for low- and moderate-income families that will offer veterans’ preference for applicants. The project consists of a range of apartment units, including one-bedroom units, two-bedroom units and three-bedroom units. A number of the units will be fully accessible and set aside for disabled veterans.


“This is an investment in housing in South Jersey that will help make living in this community more accessible and more affordable,” said Assemblyman Burzichelli. “This complex will not only improve the quality of life for residents who call this place home, but will also provide veterans with increased access to housing that meets their specific needs.”


Each unit will have a patio or balcony with a community building housing the offices of People for People, a community room, exercise room, a computer lab as well as a playground area. Also planned is a veterans’ memorial area consisting of flags and a sitting area.


Eighty percent of the project is financed via the Federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program, which promotes private development of affordable housing projects.


“We believe in this area and we believe in providing residents and veterans with safe, secure and affordable housing options,” said Kelly McKenna, Conifer Realty. “We thank Senator Sweeney and Assemblyman Burzichelli for their commitment to this project and their support in making it a reality.”


The People for People Foundation of Gloucester County is a grassroots 501 (c)3 organization founded in November 2003 by community leaders who were concerned about helping their neighbors who fall on hard times. People for People’s mission is to provide financial and advocacy assistance to Gloucester County residents who are normally self-sufficient but have experienced a financial hardship due to loss of employment, sickness, accident, fire, or other unforeseen emergency.