Veterans housing proposed for Ocean Avenue

JERSEY CITY – The city has unveiled a proposal that would construct veteran-supportive housing at 524-530 Ocean Avenue
Mayor Steven Fulop announced during the city’s Veterans’ Day Parade on Nov. 8 that the city’s Redevelopment Agency will issue a request for proposals (RFP) to create veterans housing at 524-530 Ocean Avenue in Jersey City.
The site will accommodate up to 21 units of rental housing, some of which will be reserved for homeless veterans, and the rest will prioritize veteran households.
“As a veteran myself this is important to me,” said Fulop. “Anyone who has served our country should never be jobless, or worse, without a roof over their head. Providing housing and coordinated services for these veterans is a priority for our city.”
Fulop was the first mayor in New Jersey to sign on to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness in 2014. His administration, in conjunction with the Hudson County Alliance to End Homelessness (HCAEH), helped create a committee with veteran and homelessness service providers, as well as representatives from Jersey City’s Division of Community Development, the Mayor’s Office, and the Resident Response Center. The HCAEH also coordinates referrals and services with the New Jersey Veterans Service Office. The City of Jersey City has also relocated its Office of Veterans Affairs within its Resident Response Center, and is the first point of contact for Jersey City veterans. Responses to the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency’s RFP are due on January 8, 2016. The RFP can be downloaded at

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