Van Sciver Supportive Housing Community Closter, New Jersey

An Award-Winning Supportive Housing Project for Closter
The Van Sciver Supportive Housing Residence consists of sixteen single room occupancy units located in a two-story building that also includes a building manager’s apartment as well as both administrative and community spaces. The residential apartment building will house low-income individuals with mental illness as well as the chronic homeless in and around the Bergen County area.  Each living space was designed around three fundamental principles: comfort, convenience and efficiency. The building amenities include a resident activity room, community gathering space, a meeting room, and supportive building services, such as a mail center, resident laundry and individual storage cubbies for seasonal belongings.

Van Sciver Supportive Housing Residence incorporated smart growth and sustainable principles throughout. All the units include ENERGY STAR®-rated kitchen appliances, lighting fixtures and HVAC for heating and cooling, among other design features which will earn the building New Jersey ENERGY STAR® Home Certification through New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program™. Green building techniques and methodologies such as pervious paving materials, water efficient low-flow fixtures, modular construction techniques as well as others achieved the project’s LEED Gold Certification by U.S. Green Building Council.

Honors & Awards
Governor’s Excellence in Housing & Economic Development Award,
Leading Supportive Housing Development Through Creative Partnerships

SHA-NJ Supportive Housing Project of the Year Award

NJ Energy Star HomesLEED Gold Certification