Cliffside Park Housing Authority and Senior Activities Center has received a grant of $50,000 in order to improve services for the senior citizens and to waterproof the complex situated on George Road.
The Director of the housing authority, Joseph Capano pointed out that the waterproofing and repointing would begin by the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013.
The repointing of this complex would be done by engineers and professional architects, as the renovation work is quite extensive.
The senior complex consists of 2 residential buildings, which host 354 apartments for senior citizens, the disabled, as well as war veterans. Around nine hundred people live in these two buildings.
The housing authority is run by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and helps to promote “adequate and affordable housing and a suitable living environment free from discrimination.”
Capano has pointed out that the the project is important for ensuring the wellbeing of the building, as well as for preventing damage caused to the tenants’ apartments.
“Water damage has caused distress to the tenants who had to deal with water in their apartments. Our goal is to provide residents and tenants of Cliffside Park the best housing possible”, said Capano.
Apart from the repointing and waterproofing of the building, the grant will also be used to enhance senior citizens activities and programs in the surrounding area.
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