Better Life

 

BETTER LIFE

Newark, New Jersey

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Winner of a NJHMFA-sponsored design competition, LWDMR has designed a permanent supportive housing facility funded under HUD's Supportive Housing Program.

Named, A “Better Life”, the facility will house 20 hard-to-reach homeless persons with severe mental illness and other debilitating behavioral conditions. Incorporating more than shelter, the first floor Engagement Center will provide low-demand social and medical services, as well as other essential supportive services to eligible non-residents on a drop-in basis.

The project includes other facilities such as a commercial kitchen, dining hall, library, quiet room, and community meeting room. The carefully landscaped site incorporates resident allotment gardens.

Typology

Cultural ARCHITECTURE

Timeline

BUILT

Location

Newark, New Jersey, USA

Client

NJHMFA

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Affordable, CulturalLWDMR