Demonstration Site: Sustainable Development and Affordable Housing - New Jersey
April 1999 - Pilot project applications were due; 10 received.
August 1999 - Approved as PATH Level 1 project. Phase 2 applications accepted by NJ DCA, eight of nine chosen: Newark (3), Camden (2), East Orange (1), Trenton (1) and Eastampton(1). These eight projects were to contain a total of 422 affordable housing units.
October 1999 - Approved as full PATH demonstration project. All eight received project funding guarantees; four of eight chosen as exemplary.
January 2000 - Construction began on 6 projects.
March 2000 - PATH completed sustainable specifications for NJDCA.
April 2000 - Almost-completed first project Westside Village (Newark) toured for NJDCA, PATH, and press.
March 2000 to July 2001 - Construction and move-ins on all projects.
May 2002 - Springfield Village (Newark) featured in Home Energy article.
The pilot became a full-fledged program known as the New Jersey Green Homes Program. For more information, visit:
May 2003 - On June 26-29, the North East Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) held its Mid-Atlantic Sustainability Conference in Newark, New Jersey at Rutgers University. A representative of JP Affordable Housing gave a presentation on Springfield Village at the conference. Speakers from PATH discussed high performance affordable housing and recent PATH projects.
Content updated on 9/13/2006