Flower House is owned by RCHP-AHC and operated by Enable, Inc., our social service partner in applying for, and obtaining funding from, NJHMFA Special Needs Housing Partnership Loan Program (SNHPLP) and the Township of Franklin (Somerset County) Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The SNHPLP is a collaborative effort between the NJHMFA, Department of Community Affairs and the Division of Development Disabilities, tasked with pre-certifying and funding housing developers who would purchase and renovate 4-BR ranch style homes and make them suitable for individuals with developmental disabilities exiting the State’s Developmental Centers. Enable Inc. pays rent to RCHP-AHC but assumes all other costs of the project including utilities and maintenance, and provides daytime programming and 24/7 awake staff to assist the four individuals, two of whom are wheelchair bound, who finally have a home of their own after living for many years in an institutional setting. RCHP-AHC has also been instrumental in helping forge a relationship between Enable and the Middlebush Reformed Church.

Working with Faith Communities & Local Groups to Provide Supportive Housing for People with Special Needs