Airmount Woods is designed specifically to address the shortage of residential housing opportunities for individuals with autism. BCUW/Madeline Corporation, Ramsey Housing Inc., and Virgona + Virgona Architects will construct two state of the art homes for 8 young adults.
All units will be handicap accessible and contain features to assist in the daily lifestyle of persons with autism including accommodation for 24/7 staffing, durable finishes and the latest in green technologies. Services will be provided by New Horizons for Autism.
The 1.3 acre site located on Airmount Avenue in Ramsey is a bucolic setting that will provide passive recreational space as well as added safety and security.
Funding for the project combines investments from the NJHMFA Special Needs Trust, the Borough of Ramsey Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and the Bergen County Division of Community Development HOME and CDBG programs.