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Mayor Zimmer and Dignitaries Break Ground on New American Legion Hoboken Post 107 Project




Hoboken, NJ - Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, and other dignitaries joined with members of the American Legion today for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the American Legion Hoboken Post 107 project which includes a flood-resilient new meeting hall on the 2nd floor and six units of housing for homeless veterans.

“When First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Joining Forces initiative to support veterans and military families, she called on all of us, ‘not to simply say thank you but to mobilize, take action and make a real commitment to supporting our military families,'” said Mayor Zimmer. “Today we are taking real action to support our veterans, to help rebuild Post 107, and to provide housing for six homeless veterans.”

The American Legion Post 107 sustained severe damage from flooding during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and requested a partnership with the City of Hoboken to rebuild its facility. This partnership involved the creation of six residential units in a new, elevated space that would protect the American Legion from flooding at the ground level.

The American Legion Post 107 retained Monarch Housing Associates, a non-profit affordable housing developer, to secure six project-based vouchers for homeless veterans and obtain project financing through federal grants. The Hoboken Shelter has committed to providing support services for the residents living in the building. This project is being funded through the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (“NJHMFA”), the Hudson County HOME Funding Consortium, and the City of Hoboken. The American Legion Post 107 is also privately raising additional funds to cover expenses such as furniture, appliances, and other amenities for veterans who will reside in these units. To donate, visit www.heavenhellorhoboken.org.


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