Upcoming events: Hoboken groundbreaking for American Legion Post 107 and veterans’ housing

What’s coming up next in Hoboken? Watch hudsonreporter.com for upcoming events, such as the opening of the American Legion post on Tuesday (not pictured). Pictured: Hoboken activities, file photo.
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What’s coming up next in Hoboken? Watch hudsonreporter.com for upcoming events, such as the opening of the American Legion post on Tuesday (not pictured). Pictured: Hoboken activities, file photo.

HOBOKEN — Mayor Dawn Zimmer, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, State Senator Brian Stack, and other dignitaries will join with members of the American Legion for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the American Legion Hoboken Post 107 project that includes a veteran community center and a six-unit residential building for 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, a non-profit affordable housing developer, to secure six project-based vouchers for homeless veterans and obtain project financing through federal grants. 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.

It will take place at 308 Second Street (near corner of Willow Avenue) Tuesday, October 10 at 11 a.m.