Airmount Woods is a special needs housing development designed specifically to address the shortage of residential housing opportunities for individuals with autism. It is the country’s first publicly funded and purpose built special needs housing for individuals with autism. The BCUW/Madeline Partnership, Ramsey Housing Inc. and Virgona + Virgona Architects constructed two state of the art homes for eight young adult males. 24/7 staffing is provided by New Horizons for Autism, a service provider with over 30 years of experience in the field.
All units are handicap accessible and contain features to assist in the daily lifestyle of persons with autism including accommodation for staffing, durable finishes and the latest in green technologies.
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. The homes will be ready for occupancy in March.
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.