Welcome to the Glenwood
The Leonia Retirement Housing Corporation celebrated the opening of the Glenwood II, located at 270 Glenwood Avenue, Leonia on May 27th. The Glenwood has provided affordable senior living for over thirty years. This celebration marked the opening of a new additional building, the Glenwood II.
This project is a monumental achievement under any circumstances, but given the economic times, it is truly a human interest story of volunteer vision and dedication along with cooperation from various funders and politicians at many levels.
The project was visualized by a small group of volunteer board members who overcame one obstacle after another along the way: a period of tremendous financial uncertainty, record breaking weather conditions, and a funding plan that dealt with a multitude of agencies that all agreed is one of the most complex they had experienced. With perseverance and dedication to this cause, they were able to obtain land and funding from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA), Federal Home Loan Bank of New York, Bergen County Community Development, Enterprise Community Investment, Inc. and Valley National Bank.
The individual people and organizations involved in every aspect of this project exceed the dedication and professionalism that one might expect. The fact that not a penny of local tax payer dollars went to this
$9 million development is truly remarkable.