Friday, August 3, 2012

Should Garwood Seniors Get Priority Status at Future St. Anne’s Site?

They won’t. But, should they? Garwood will be breaking ground on a new senior citizen complex for low income people at the site of the former St. Anne’s school. The project is being funded, in part, by the federal government via the Department of Housing and Urban Development. And while senior housing is a pressing need in Garwood itself, the site will be taking applicants on a first come, first serve basis, which could mean borough seniors may not be able to move into the development if they wanted to.

At a recent council meeting Mayor Quattrocchi said seniors who are interested should contact the Senior Citizen Housing Corporation, according to a report in the Westfield Leader. Some residents say they feel strongly that Garwood seniors get first crack at the new housing center.

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