As the head of affordable housing for the state, Department of Community Affairs Commissioner Lori Grifa will attend a dedication of a new housing complex this afternoon that was completed using the DCA’s assistance.
Grifa, along with Orange Mayor Eldridge Hawkins and representatives of the Board of Public Utilities, will attend the celebration of the opening of Grand Central at Orange.
The recently completed building, which has 70 units, used a combination of loans and subsidies to complete the project. More than $8 million in construction financing was arranged through the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency. Ten of the units will be set aside for homeless, disabled military veterans.
Gov. Chris Christie announced in June that the former Council of Affordable Housing, or COAH, would be folded into the DCA as one of several government streamlining projects. The deadline for the Legislature to reject the governor’s executive order passed earlier this month.