WEINBERG COMMONS I & II
CHERRY HILL, NJ
Weinberg Commons is a partnership between Pennrose, LLC and the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey (JFED) to develop new affordable rental housing for households with developmental disabilities and seniors. The 9 Percent Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (Housing Credit) was used to finance Weinberg Commons.
The development includes two phases, with each phase containing 80 homes. In each phase, 63 homes are set aside for tenants aged 55 and older, and the remaining 16 homes are designed to support adult individuals with special needs, and one home per phase for the building maintenance supervisor. The 16 homes to support adults with special needs are grouped into 4 congregate living facilities, each containing 4 one- bedroom units. Each congregate living facility contains a large shared common space with living, dining, kitchen, laundry, and office space, where socialization and access to services can be provided in a safe and open setting.
Residents of Weinberg Commons benefit from supportive services such as cooking and nutrition programs, financial literacy classes, health care, mental or behavioral health services, and vision services. Free events are held at the property three times per month on a variety of topics applicable to senior and formerly homeless residents and are open to all residents. In addition, a service coordinator connects with residents to ensure they have all appropriate linkages to area services.
Common amenity spaces in the building include an onsite management office, supportive services offices, and management space on the ground floor, as well as a community room on the ground floor. Both buildings are designed to meet Energy Star v 3.1, and to receive Enterprise Green Communities certification.