Brickton, New Jersey, May 13, 2019—For years, residents of Brickton have had to endure the harsh cold and the harsh sun for construction jobs, even as the town grew to become one of the largest cities in the nation.
Now, the local town is about to get a new set of construction rental apartments for its residents, and it’s all thanks to the LEGO® construction company.
The Brickton Housing Authority announced that it has officially partnered with LEGO to construct housing units for local residents.
The project will consist of 456 apartments, which will be located in a single-family home, commercial building, or condominium.
The apartments will have “flexible rent rates” that will depend on the rent of the building, and will be available to any Brickton resident, regardless of income.
For example, a single unit for a household of four will cost around $1,500 a month.
According to the Brickton News, the apartments will be offered to residents who need to relocate due to a new job or job change, and those who are homeless or have limited financial resources.
The Housing Authority will begin accepting applications for the apartments, and they are expected to be completed by June 2019.
The project is being funded through a $50 million grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The city of Brickington was one of 20 cities chosen for the LEGO Housing Authority to build the apartments.
The initiative comes after local residents and their supporters launched a campaign in May to get the project off the ground.
Residents and their allies in the community began receiving notifications on May 10 informing them that the Brickington Housing Authority would be accepting applications.
In the coming weeks, they will be able to apply to receive their apartments, but in the meantime, they can sign up for more information on the Brickmont Housing Authority website.