NEW BRUNSWICK – In a continuing effort to eliminate homelessness, city and county officials this month opened 12 units of low-cost and subsidized housing in a complex designed to provide counseling and support services for its residents.

Zebra Way, named for the street on which it is located off Van Dyke Avenue, is expected to have residents move in next month.

Tenants, including individual persons and families, will be provided social services dealing with the issues of education, employment, care for children, addiction and and mental and physical health, New Brunswick officials said.

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“Every member of our community deserves the dignity of safe and affordable housing,” Mayor James Cahill said. “But a strong supportive needs housing industry depends on the willingness of a community to embrace people in need,” he said.

The non-profit partnership of the Bergen County United Way and the Madeline Corporation developed the $3.5 million complex, with $2.2 million from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, $840,000 from Middlesex County’s Housing First capital fund, and $480,000 from New Brunswick’s HOME funds.

 This is sixth the housing with supportive services created in the New Brunswick since 2012.

 Other projects have been developed in cooperation with the Reformed Church of Highland Park Affordable Housing Corporation, Triple C. Housing Corp of North Brunswick, Women Aware of New Brunswick, and Dina’s Dwelling Community Development Corporation.