Highlights

Project Info

Project TypeNew Construction
Total Units120
CompletedJune 2015
Recognition

Award Winner

  • Supportive Housing Association of NJ, Supportive Housing Project of the Year Award

Kilmer Homes I & II

Edison Township NJ

Named after the poet and World War II soldier Joyce Kilmer, Kilmer Homes I & II in Edison Township, New Jersey is a new 120-unit affordable apartment development built on the former site of the United States Army’s Camp Kilmer. The new community, consisting of two three-story buildings on a six-acre site, offers the Middlesex County area (one of the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy in 2012) eighty-eight (88) units of new workforce housing aimed at households with incomes falling at or below the 60% Area Median Income (AMI), along with thirty (30) units of permanent supportive housing for homeless families. An additional two (2) units are set aside for on-site superintendents. There are a total of twenty-four (24) one-bedroom apartments, seventy-two (72) two-bedroom apartments, and twenty-four (24) three-bedroom apartments, all boasting private kitchens and bathrooms, energy-efficient appliances, on-site parking, and security features built into each unit.

In addition to the reclamation and ultimate revitalization of this former military site, the Kilmer Homes redevelopment project is expected to fulfill a critical part of Middlesex County’s ten-year-plan to end homelessness within its communities. And with the former Army installation having closed its doors in 2009, the project represents a successful first step in achieving the Middlesex County Board of Freeholder’s vision of a revitalized Camp Kilmer, and is ultimately aimed primarily at providing much-needed affordable and supportive housing solutions to the local community, with preference given to both United States veterans and victims of Superstorm Sandy.


The Kilmer Homes I & II projects are ENERGY STAR® Home Certified through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program.

Kilmer Homes I & II

Edison Township NJ

Named after the poet and World War II soldier Joyce Kilmer, Kilmer Homes I & II in Edison Township, New Jersey is a new 120-unit affordable apartment development built on the former site of the United States Army’s Camp Kilmer. The new community, consisting of two three-story buildings on a six-acre site, offers the Middlesex County area (one of the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy in 2012) eighty-eight (88) units of new workforce housing aimed at households with incomes falling at or below the 60% Area Median Income (AMI), along with thirty (30) units of permanent supportive housing for homeless families. An additional two (2) units are set aside for on-site superintendents. There are a total of twenty-four (24) one-bedroom apartments, seventy-two (72) two-bedroom apartments, and twenty-four (24) three-bedroom apartments, all boasting private kitchens and bathrooms, energy-efficient appliances, on-site parking, and security features built into each unit.

In addition to the reclamation and ultimate revitalization of this former military site, the Kilmer Homes redevelopment project is expected to fulfill a critical part of Middlesex County’s ten-year-plan to end homelessness within its communities. And with the former Army installation having closed its doors in 2009, the project represents a successful first step in achieving the Middlesex County Board of Freeholder’s vision of a revitalized Camp Kilmer, and is ultimately aimed primarily at providing much-needed affordable and supportive housing solutions to the local community, with preference given to both United States veterans and victims of Superstorm Sandy.


Kilmer Homes is an ENERGY STAR® Home Certified project through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program, and was the recipient of a Supportive Housing Project of the Year Award from the Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey

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