Pilgrim Baptist Village
Newark, New Jersey

PROJECTS
PROJECT BASED SECTION 8
Acquisition
305 Units
Family & Senior

PROJECT OBJECTIVES:

Pilgrim Baptist Village I (153 units) and Pilgrim Baptist Village II (152 units) are two project-based Section family housing developments located on Bergen Street and Avon Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. The properties were sold through an NJHMFA Request for Offers process to identify an experienced preservation firm that would finance and execute a large-scale renovation.  NJHMFA selected Hudson Valley Property Group as the buyer. To ensure long-term success of the preservation effort, HVPG worked closely with NJHMFA, HUD and the City of Newark to structure and close on the acquisition/rehab. The property is a 4% LIHTC preservation project that will address major physical needs at the site, as well as resident security improvements and energy efficiency upgrades.

FINANCING AND SUBSIDY:

The acquisition was financed through a 4 % low-income housing tax credits NJHMFA bond execution, and HFA debt through Key Bank. Tax credits were provided by PNC Real Estate. The property receives subsidy through a HUD project-based Section 8 HAP contract.

RESULTS:

  • Affordability of family low-income housing preserved long-term with a new 20-year HAP Section 8 contract
  • City of Newark supported the project with a new 30-year PILOT Agreement
  • Planned $19MM renovation (approximately $62K/unit) at the site which will include: major unit upgrades, a new energy management system, accessibility upgrades to units and common areas, new roofing and boiler replacement.
  • No displacement of residents

SCOPE OF WORK:

SITE​ & COMMON AREAS

  • Walkway, stairway, and railing repairs
  • Ashpalt Repair and Sealcoating of parking lots
  • New Global Security Measures including Hi Resolution Day/Night security cameras at throughout the site with Access Control at strategic locations
  • New Fencing with Access Control
  • Accessibility upgrades to the site including the office, laundry rooms and community rooms
  • Energy saving LED lighting upgrades throughout the site

BUILDING​

  • New Roofing with Additional Insulation Throughout the Site
  • New Architectural Siding
  • Powerwash facades
  • New signage
  • Common area lighting upgrades (Energy Star fixtures)
  • Boiler Upgrades with Energy Efficient Technology

UNITS​

  • New kitchen counters, cabinets, backsplashes and appliances
  • New entry and interior doors
  • New fixtures with water saving technology: toilets, faucets, and showerheads
  • New bathroom sinks in all units
  • Energy saving LED lighting upgrades in all units
  • Creation of Fully Accessible Units
  • In-unit painting and drywall as needed
  • Smoke detector replacement in all units
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