Mini Village To House Recently Incarcerated Men Launches In New Jersey
In Bridgeton, New Jersey six transitional housing tiny homes were completed last week as part of Hope Village. Eligible men on parole will be referred by project collaborators and housed for free for up to 180 days as part of a pilot program.
In Bridgeton, New Jersey six transitional housing tiny homes were completed last week as part of Hope Village, a mini village with 100 square foot homes that are fully ready to move into and uniquely designed. The village, which also includes shared bathrooms, a picnic area and a kitchenette, aims to support men out on parole that are transitioning to life after prison, Nya Marshal reports for NJ Advanced Media.
The houses, which are free to stay in and located near the all male South Woods State Prison, were built in collaboration with the Kintock Group, Gateway Community Action Partnership, the Reentry Coalition of New Jersey, the City of Bridgeton and the New Jersey State Parole Board. Eligible men will be referred by project collaborators and be housed for up to 180 days. If successful, project collaborators hope the one year pilot program will be expanded.