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Needed Shelter in Jersey City: Veteran’s Housing Project

Completed in September of 2021, the Veteran’s Housing Project is a new 20-unit, 4-story affordable housing rental project built on a long-vacant corner lot on Ocean Avenue in Jersey City, an area of great need. The project features one-, two- and three-bedroom residential units with modern amenities at affordable rents for low-and-moderate income residents, including a set-aside for homeless veterans. The space also includes 1,500 square feet of office/retail space to be occupied by a non-profit organization providing supportive housing services to the community.

The $4.3 million project was jointly funded through a Hudson County/City of Jersey City partnership, which contributed HUD HOME Investment Partnerships funding, as well as local affordable housing trust funds. The Jersey City Redevelopment Agency provided the site property. The 21,712-square-foot building is located in an Urban Enterprise Zone and was designed by Studio 1200 architects of Millburn. The site includes 13 surface parking spaces as well as bike storage. A signature highlight of the building is a commissioned street-level mural depicting WWII airmen and aircraft honoring all veterans.

The project, constructed by Sweetwater Construction Corp, created 87 construction jobs and now employs four full-time employees. The nominator, HOME Program Director Kimberly El-Sadek, expressed great appreciation for the funding collaborators for “providing a safe, attractive, and affordable home for low- and moderate-income residents for years to come.”


Studio 1200

Short Hills


Construction Corp


Finance Entities

Jersey City,

Hudson County


Kimberly El-Sadek,
HOME Program Director, Department of Housing and Community Reintegration, Division of Housing and Community Development, County of Hudson

Jersey City

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