JERSEY CITY, N.J., June 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust:
- Jersey City Mayor Steven Michael Fulop
- Patrick Kelleher, President of the Hudson County Building and Construction Trades Council
- Bill O'Dea, Hudson Country Freeholder and Standard Bearer of South Hudson Civic Assn.
A press conference with Mayor Fulop, Hudson County Freeholder O'Dea and the Hudson County Building and Construction Trades Council President Patrick Kelleher who will be celebrating the near completion of an 8-unit, homeless veteran apartment complex being built in collaboration with the City of Jersey City, Jersey City Redevelopment Authority, and local contractors. Jersey City provided the land, trade unions are volunteering their labor and contractors are providing the materials and supplies for the project. United Way will provide support services to occupants. The transitional housing will provide stays from 6 to 18 months. Participants of Project IMPACT ("Increasing Minority Participation and Access to Construction Trades), a partnership started between the Hudson County Building Trades, South Hudson Civic Association and the City of Jersey City and supported by the American Reinvestment Company, are also working on the project. Project IMPACT, which aims at increasing the number of women, minorities and veterans in the construction trades and related unions, has put dozens of Jersey City residents on course to be union apprentices.
Saturday, June 18
665 Ocean Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
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SOURCE AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust