THE BCUW/MADELINE PARTNERSHIP was formed to increase the supply of homes people can afford. It is a partnership formed in 2004 between two not-for-profit organizations with over 60 years of continuous service to the community. Together, BCUW-Madeline has partnered in the development of over 100 units of low and moderate income, special needs and senior housing units for rental and home ownership. The partnership manages all aspects of project development including site acquisition, new construction, renovation and revitalization.
BCUW/Madeline is designated as a Certified Housing Development Corporation (CHDO) by the New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs and recognized as a developer of choice by the New Jersey State Department of Developmental Disabilities.
In 2010, our Orchard Commons Special Needs Housing in Allendale, NJ received Governor Christie's Excellence in Housing Award for Best Supportive Housing. Ten adults with developmental disabilities now live there independently for the first time in their lives.
BCUW/Madeline has an established record of collaboration and trust with municipal, county and state entities. We are valued partners of:
New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency
New Jersey Department of Community Affairs
New Jersey Department of Human Services
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
With their support we have leveraged over 30 million dollars in capital to sustain our committment to quality construction and keep our projects affordable.
We invite contact with sponsors, funding source representatives, and municipal officials to reference our work.
Executive Director, Madeline Corporation
Shari DePalma is an experienced not-for-profit affordable housing developer who has completed over 500 rental, homeownership, and special needs units during her 25 years in the field. Madeline Corporation is the 501(C)(3) organization she helped found in 1995 for the sole purpose of providing safe, affordable housing for families, seniors and special needs individuals.
Shari serves as a member of the New Jersey Community Development Association, the Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey, and is on the Board of Directors of the Alliance Against Homelessness of Bergen County, Inc.