Isles pumc-outreach-affordable-housing-project


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Princeton United Methodist Church's mission team participated with Isles for the past year in renovating some homes in Trenton New Jersey for living by families needing affordable housing.

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  1. 1. Isles - PUMC OutreachIsles - PUMC Outreach Affordable Housing ProjectAffordable Housing Project 2009 - 20102009 - 2010
  2. 2. Pictures from 315 Academy Street, Trenton, NJPictures from 315 Academy Street, Trenton, NJ Trenton Isles was involved in the renovation of several houses on this block of Academy Street. Over the course of the year, the PUMC team helped with different projects within all the houses.
  3. 3. Some finished work on Academy StreetSome finished work on Academy Street Isles’ Approach: Isles is distributing “green” affordable housing in communities throughout the region. Isles preserves the historical integrity of neighborhoods by saving and renovating older homes as they tend to be durable and long lasting.
  4. 4. Shiny new insides on Academy Street!Shiny new insides on Academy Street! Isles ensures that all its real estate projects meet exceptional standards of energy efficiency, indoor air quality, sustainability and resource efficiency.
  5. 5. Isles PartnersIsles Partners DontaDonta JimJim When the PUMC team was onsite, Isles always has a few staff members on site to work with us, so they can provide instruction and guidance on whatever projects are ongoing.
  6. 6. The mill will ultimately comprise Isles’ headquarters, YouthBuild Institute, art studios, housing, offices and other uses, while demonstrating the feasibility of converting historic factories to high-performing, sustainable places to live, work and play. Atlantic Products mill being renovated byAtlantic Products mill being renovated by Isles for office and residential useIsles for office and residential use
  7. 7. Gardening on Academy StreetGardening on Academy Street The Academy Place houses are adjacent to a city park, which needed a lot of sprucing up so Lori and her team of volunteer gardeners came to the rescue.
  8. 8. Gazebo in the Academy Street garden parkGazebo in the Academy Street garden park The gazebo in the city park on Academy street was sanded and stained so it would hold up to the weather and could be a nice, shady place to relax overlooking the garden.
  9. 9. Isles is partnering with the City of TrentonIsles is partnering with the City of Trenton on reopening the pool on Academy Streeton reopening the pool on Academy Street
  10. 10. Academy Street: prepping for insulationAcademy Street: prepping for insulation
  11. 11. Dirty work – butDirty work – but still happystill happy faces!faces!
  12. 12. The Isles YouthBuild Institute and the Center for Energy and Environmental Training (CEET) is energy-efficient and handicapped accessible throughout.
  13. 13. The PUMC team worked on painting theThe PUMC team worked on painting the interior of the Youth Build Center in Trentoninterior of the Youth Build Center in Trenton
  14. 14. Academy Street: basement prep workAcademy Street: basement prep work
  15. 15. Academy Street: basement paintingAcademy Street: basement painting
  16. 16. Academy Street projectsAcademy Street projects
  17. 17. Now that the inside of the houses look so nice –Now that the inside of the houses look so nice – time to clean up the yards on Academy Streettime to clean up the yards on Academy Street
  18. 18. Every valley shall be raised up,Every valley shall be raised up, every mountain and hill made low;every mountain and hill made low; the rough ground shall become level,the rough ground shall become level, the rugged places a plain (Isaiah 40:4)the rugged places a plain (Isaiah 40:4)
  19. 19. Having fun doing yard work on AcademyHaving fun doing yard work on Academy Street backyards!Street backyards!
  20. 20. Thanks to everyone for a great year!Thanks to everyone for a great year!