New Phase of Affordable Housing Units to Be Built in Lakewood

Lakewood (Hamodia Staff) -
Right to left: Lakewood Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein; NJ HAND Project Director Shalom Landman; NJ HAND President Shmuel Lefkowitz; Lakewood Mayor Menashe Miller; builder Matis Gross and Lakewood Deputy Mayor Aisik Akerman. (Hamodia Photo)
Right to left: Lakewood Committeeman Meir Lichtenstein; NJ HAND Project Director Shalom Landman; NJ HAND President Shmuel Lefkowitz; Lakewood Mayor Menashe Miller; builder Matis Gross and Lakewood Deputy Mayor Aisik Akerman. (Hamodia Photo)

Mayor Menashe Miller, the Lakewood Township Committee, and NJ Hand Inc. announced the start of construction of 62 more affordable housing units in Lakewood Commons. Prices have not yet been announced, but as with the existing two phases, they will be geared for low income families who will be selected through a lottery.

Rabbi Shmuel Lefkowitz, the president of NJ Hand, whose company is executing the construction and sales, said, “Without the Lakewood Township Committee, we would never be able to develop affordable housing. We thank G-d that, to date, we have been able to offer the units well below the market price and attract families who could not afford a home otherwise. In addition, we thank the Lakewood Township Committee for designating land which will be used for a park/open space in order to accommodate the children who live in Lakewood Commons.”

Mayor Miller remarked, “In today’s day and age, more and more families are having difficulty finding safe, affordable housing. I’m particularly pleased to see what NJ Hand has already built and I commend my colleagues on the Lakewood Township Committee for their continued commitment to this important issue. One of Government’s roles is to help people help themselves, and sustainable affordable housing will create growth and opportunity in our communities that will last for generations to come.”