Rental Housing For Persons With Disabilities In Freehold NJ
30 Fully Accessible Rentals with Specialized Features to Ease Independent Living
Kershaw Commons is the East Coast’s First Accessible, Affordable Rental Residences for People Needing Specialized Services Coordinated by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Developed in Partnership with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Kershaw Commons provides people with disabilities with the state of the art, fully accessible lifestyle you deserve.
For a Superior Lifestyle
With our spacious new barrier free apartments full of accessibility features and activity-based community space (library, technology center, accessible garden, community rooms and other programming space), you may never want to leave the complex! But with free parking and easy access to local shopping and entertainment, going out is very convenient.
Right Where You Want to Be
Located next to the peaceful and wooded Applewood Estates Campus in Freehold Township, NJ, Kershaw Commons is convenient to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. It is less than a mile from the CentraState Medical Center’s Multiple Sclerosis Center, and the MS Wellness Center. Kershaw Commons is in a beautiful setting that remains easily accessible by automobile, NJ Transit Access Link and Monmouth County’s SCAT Transportation services.
Fantastic Accessibility Features
The Building Meets or Exceeds ADA Standards, and includes these additional upgrade features:
Barrier Free Apartment Accessibility Features
- 42” Wide Doors Throughout Apartment
- Automated Door Openers on Apartment Entry Doors
- Hardwood and Ceramic Tile Floors for Ease of Living
- Custom Horizontal Sliding Energy Efficient Windows for Easy Opening
- Linen Closets with Slide Out Shelving
- Accessible Light and Thermostat Controls
- Additional Electric Outlets in Bedrooms
- Some Roll In Shower Units and Accessible Transfer Shower Units for Remaining Apartments
- Accessible Mirrors
- Additional Grab Bars in Bathrooms
- Accessible Kitchen Cabinets with Roll Under Access, Slide Out Shelving and Lazy Susan Setup
- Side by Side Accessible Refrigerator / Freezer with Automatic Ice Maker
- Front Control Range / Oven
- Countertop Microwave
- Automated Door Openers on Building Entry Doors
- Hardwood and Ceramic Tile Floors for Easier Movement
- 42” Wide Doors Throughout Building
- Railings in all Public Hallways
- Automatic Light Sensors in Common Areas
- Automated Openers for Trash Chute
Kershaw Commons results from the creative vision of a fantastic team assembled by the dedicated staff of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, led by Dorothy Northrop and Michael Elkow. The Society’s effort to help provide accessible affordable rental opportunities for people with disabilities blossomed with the collaboration of Regan Development Corporation, the New Jersey Housing Mortgage Finance Agency, Raymond James Financial, TD Bank, the Township of Freehold and Monmouth County’s Division of Social Services. Special thanks are also due to the late Raymond Kershaw for his guidance and support, and to Freehold’s Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey. Kershaw Commons is a national model for the creation of superior accessible affordable rental housing for people living with disabilities.
For more information on these housing units for persons with disabilities in Freehold NJ call our management office at (732) 431-0500.
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