What is the Vision 2020 Plan?
The completion of the NJ Transit Hudson Bergen Light Rail combined with the development of luxury housing nearby creates an ideal environment for a full transformation of the public housing complex. Instead of an isolationist view for the Housing Authority, it is our vision for public housing to become an integrated part of the greater Hoboken community.
The Vision 2020 Plan highlights the housing agency’s potential and opportunity for
transformation and sustainability. The plan combines a vibrant and healthy neighborhood
Some of the goals of the redevelopment plan are to create more outdoor recreational
space, change the image and stigma of public housing, increase access to jobs and
create a mixed-
“The Vision 2020 Plan demonstrates the limitless possibilities for public housing residents,” said Carmelo Garcia, executive director, Hoboken Housing Authority. “We are offering our residents a design that allows for social upward migration. This has been a dream that we can make a reality.”
Phase One of the Vision 2020 Plan
With the residents leading the way, the Board has approved for the Executive Director to seek Requests for Proposal to select the best national and statewide syndicating developer to build its first 44 units of modernized housing.
This is the first development project for the Hoboken Housing Authority tackling
The project will consist of the most durable and sustainable 44 units for low-
The building will be elevated above the flood plane to help prevent damage such as that caused by Hurricane Sandy. It will be located at 333 Harrison St., currently an HHA parking lot.
In March, The Hoboken Housing Authority was awarded with Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) funds to help build the first phase of the Vision 20/20 plan. “This funding will contribute to the Rebirth the housing authority is about to undergo,” said Garcia.
The new Hoboken Housing units will be energy efficient, green spaces. This project
will create jobs during the construction and it will act as a model for the total
conversion of the low-
Vision 2020 Public Forums Scheduled:
September 26 at 6 p.m. at Rue School, 301 Garden St.
To view a forum click here: youtube