On Friday, February 25, local, state, and county officials along with representatives from Housing and Urban Development in Cramer Hill section Camden, NJ to host a groundbreaking ceremony, in accordance with the first phase of a $145 million redevelopment project for Ablett Village.
As part of their strategy, Phase I of the project will see The Michaels Organization partnering with the Housing Authority of the City of Camden to build 75 townhouse-style homes in the city. These homes will be known as the ‘Cramer Hill Family’.Last year Ablett Village benefited from a $35 million redevelopment grant which focused onexpanding access to jobs as well as economic opportunitiesthrough redevelopment.
“I went to school at Vets behind here, and as someone who grew up here in Cramer Hill during the 80’s this project means a lot to me,” says Mayor Vic Carstarphen. The ceremony would see many prominent individuals of the city share their experiences with public housing.
“These are exactly the kind of investments that will attract more businesses to the area and connect the residents of Cramer Hill to greater job opportunities.” Says U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) highlighting the mission to invest in housing.
This four phase project will serve Ablett Village, built in the 1950s it is theoldest public housing community. Cramer Hill Family is expected to deliver by March 2023.