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The Jack and Barbara Tarditi Home, one of two developments that will improve the lives of vulnerable residents
[Photo: HUD RA Patton and HUD NJ FOD Maio-Messano are recognized at the event]
HUD RA Patton and HUD NJ FOD Maio-Messano are recognized at the event

HUD Region II Regional Administrator Lynne Patton and HUD New Jersey Field Office Director Maria Maio-Messano attended the grand opening of the Jack and Barbara Tarditi Home, one of two group homes for the developmentally disabled in Middletown, New Jersey.

The group homes were funded almost entirely through the HUD 811 Supportive Housing program, which supports successful and innovative state approaches to providing integrated supportive housing for people with disabilities. The homes were the last HUD 811 projects in New Jersey.

Allies, Inc., a non-profit organization that assists people with special needs by providing housing, job placement, and social and educational services, worked closely with Monarch Housing Associates, KVD + Architecture and Flanagan Construction to bring this project together. The following partners also provided Funding for these homes: Township of Middletown, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Two River Bank, Monmouth County HOME, and the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities.

“We should all be extremely proud to know that eight of our most vulnerable New Jersey residents will now be able to live in these beautiful homes as independently as possible, thanks in part to HUD’s 811 Program,” said Lynne Patton, HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey. “A very special thanks to Middletown Township for donating the land and to all involved for changing these lives for the better.”

The group home used for the grand opening was named the Jack and Barbara Tarditi Home after local humanitarians and staunch advocates of people with special needs.