FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 17, 2018


The 64-Unit Development Named After a Pioneer African American Surgeon will Provide Affordable Housing for Families and Homeless Veterans


Lieutenant Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, Commissioner, Department of Community Affairs
Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop
Charles Richman, New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency Executive Director
Leslie Anderson, New Jersey Redevelopment Authority President
Chris Lyon, Environmental Protection Agency Chief of Staff
Karim Hutson, Developer, Genesis Companies


Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, will join local officials and community leaders to mark the grand opening of a mixed-income development named after a pioneer African American surgeon. The Dr. Lena Frances Edwards apartment complex will provide 64 affordable rental units, with five set aside for homeless veterans.


Tuesday, August 21, 2018
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.


Dr. Lena Frances Edwards Apartment Complex
455 Ocean Avenue
Jersey City, NJ 07305

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