Homes for Heroes Opens

18 Unit Supportive Housing
For Homeless Veterans

Welcome Homes for HeroesHome for Heroes, an 18 unit housing project for homeless veterans (individuals and families), who are low income, opened today in Union City, New Jersey.

The home has indoor parking for 24 vehicles, and consists of 12 one-bedroom units and 6 two-bedroom units.  The project was  developed by local attorney John Lynch and his Business Partner Ralph Affuso of Suede Promotions.

“It’s gratitude for our returning veterans, many of whom come back with physical or emotional disabilities, don’t make it in society, and need a place to live.”

Said Joan Quigley, president of North Hudson Community Action, who expects the building to be a great place to live.

“It’s gonna be the first time I’ve had some place to call my home actually in about 10 or 20 years. And that’s a gift, it really is. I’m really grateful.”

Said Carlton Varnum, a Bayonne veteran.

North Hudson Community Action Corporation is the not-for-profit sponsor, and the partnership includes The West New York Housing Authority and The Union City Housing Authority.  North Hudson CAP will provide the services to the residents, which include case management, employment training and other as needed services.  The housing authorities will jointly manage and maintain the project.

The balance of the development team consisted of:

  • Demetrios Kaltsis – Project Architect
  • Mardamar Construction – General Contractor
  • Monarch Housing Associates – Project Consultant

Financing was provided by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, The County of Hudson, Division of Housing and Community Development, along with donations from foundations, and the local community.

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