providing safe and affordable housing since 1996
The Escher SRO Project, located at 50 Escher Street in Trenton, NJ, has been serving Mercer County's homeless population for the past 14 years. The facility has 110 units, 100 permanent residential units, and a 26-bed transitional program supported by a range of on-site and off-site social services. The program receives HUD Section 8 subsidies for all of its permanent units.
The renovated 45,000-square-foot brick building is situated on several acres of land just one half block from the Municipal Court/Police Department complex, and is within walking distance of numerous community agencies, houses of worship, public transportation, the Trentonian newspaper, and the city's business corridors. The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen is located just down the street.
Escher SRO is an affiliate of EMET Realty Management and Development Company, which manages the project and is a participating organization in the Mercer County Alliance to End Homelessness. Currently Helping Arms, Inc. provides social services at Escher SRO Project. These agencies have been working in concert with a network of off-site social and medical care services to provide support to the Escher SRO Project staff.
Ron Brown has more than three decades of expertise in real estate acquisition, renovation, development, management, sales, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Market Tax Credits and Renewable Energy Tax Credits. He has served since 1982 as the president of EMET, through which he has developed, managed and invested in commercial, market, and affordable housing units.
Ron has also spearheaded partnerships between EMET and a number of significant social service organizations. Among the many entities of which Ron is either president or managing member are Balanced Housing Development Corp., RB Ventures LLC, EMET Supportive Housing Services LLC, EMET Transitional Services LLC, and Helping Arms Inc.
Frank Stilwell, Manager, Escher SRO Project
Prior to managing the Escher SRO Project and Escher Transitional Housing Unit, Frank worked in the social service field for 20 years, holding management, counseling, and teaching positions with Arc/Mercer, United Cerebral Palsey, Isles, Inc., and Lutheran Social Ministries. In 1998, he began working at Escher SRO Project as the Case Manager for Volunteers of America.
In the past, Frank ran an inner city youth group and also built a day care center in Romania.
Our on-site staff includes a residential manager, office staff, maintenance & custodial personnel, and social services staff. Please contact us for further information.