Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez joined officials from the City of Camden, the Michaels Organization, and other civic and community leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking for the fourth and final phase of the Branches of Centerville.
Once completed, the newly constructed affordable living community will replace the obsolete Clement T. Branch public housing complex. The $120 million project has already acted as a catalyst for the revitalization of the important Centerville neighborhood.
“Camden has been advancing in leaps and bounds in all sectors, not the least of which is affordable housing,” Rodriguez said. “By improving the quality and affordability of the city’s housing stock, we’re improving the quality of life for the people of our great city, and I’m incredibly proud to be here today to celebrate this exciting new development.”
Branches of Centerville was made possible in part through a highly competitive federal Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant. The Choice Neighborhoods program leverages public and private dollars to support locally driven strategies that address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public housing.