Mayor Fulop Announces Next Step for New 20-Unit Veterans Housing Project as Administration Continues to Expand Housing and Services for Veterans
The Veterans Priority Project to Move Forward to City Council on January 24; Total of 54 Veterans Housing Units Built or Approved by Fulop Administration
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announced today that plans for the new, 20-unit veterans housing development on Ocean Avenue are headed to the City Council for approval at the January 24th meeting. The project, which is being developed by Terzetto NJ LLC, a woman-owned, Jersey City small business, was approved by the City’s Planning Board in 2017.
The mixed-use, mixed-income building on Ocean Avenue near Bidwell Avenue will include three units for homeless veterans, six low-income units, and 11 market rate units. All of these units will be priority marketed to veterans.
“As a veteran myself, I am proud that Jersey City was the first city in the state to take the pledge to end veterans homelessness, and with each project, such as this one, we are one step closer to achieving this important goal,” said Mayor Fulop. “Our commitment to providing housing and resources to those who have served our country is one way Jersey City is saying ‘thank you’ to these men and women for all they have done. This project represents a crucial and exciting step forward.”
The developer, Terzetto, will work with Community Hope to provide supportive services to the homeless veterans, and the Curtis Consulting Group, LLC who provides vocational training geared specifically toward veterans.
The Fulop administration has made veteran housing a priority, building the first ever housing for homeless veterans in Jersey City, and joining First Lady Michelle Obama’s nationwide pledge to end veteran homelessness. In collaboration with the Hudson County Building Trades, the administration cut the ribbon on 34 units of veterans housing in 2015 on Ocean Avenue.
In addition to veterans housing, the Fulop administration has also placed a major emphasis on affordable housing, creating the first 80/20 housing developments on the waterfront in more than three decades and developing the first affordable housing plan in the city’s history. In four years, the Fulop administration has created or preserved more housing than any administration in the city’s history.
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