Warwick developer honored by state Association for Affordable Housing

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:43

Since 1996, Jonah Mandelbaum’s company has built complexes that are now home to more than 1,200 people WARWICK - It’s the “Academy Awards” for the New York State Association for Affordable Housing, the official trade organization for New York’s affordable housing industry statewide. At the 12th annual conference of the association held in New York City May 11-12, MJJ Builders Corp. of Warwick, owned and managed by Jonah Mandelbaum, received the highest award, “Upstate Project of the Year,” for its recently completed New Windsor development. Although the New Windsor project is identical in every way to the firm’s Liberty Green Apartments in Warwick, the latter development was not eligible because its final phase No. 3 will not be completed until year’s end. The New Windsor project twin, Liberty Green Apartments, is a senior housing complex situated just off Grand Street and across from Devon Woods. Completed last January, Liberty Green is open to households with incomes at or below 60 per cent of the area. Median income and rents, ranging from $400-800 per month, are means tested. All of the units at Liberty Green are one bedroom and the facility, which includes community rooms, a library, laundry and on site management, is 100 percent handicap accessible. “We even have special units for the hearing and visually impaired,” said Mandelbaum. Since he first developed Warwick’s Devon Woods in 1996, Mandelbaum has built additional complexes that are now home to more than 1,200 residents, not counting the final completion of Liberty Green. Anyone interested in obtaining an application for Phase No. 3 of the senior housing development can call the Liberty Green Management office at 986-7701 or visit www.devonmgp.com