$1 Deal Brings Veteran Housing to Tinton Falls
TINTON FALLS – The borough sold 10 acres on Essex Road near the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets to the nonprofit group Soldier On for just a buck, said Mayor Gerald M. Turning.
In return the veterans group must build a minimum of 50 affordable housing units for homeless veterans on the site, according to the agreement between the two parties.
“We were originally looking to do this at Fort Monmouth but this property was more suitable to their needs,” said Turning.
The land was originally donated to the borough by Seabrook Village to satisfy its affordable housing requirement, Turning and a Seabrook spokesperson said.
Seabrook deeded the borough about 13 acres. The borough will satisfy a portion of its affordable housing obligations with the development.
Soldier On is a private, nonprofit organization committed to ending veteran homelessness, according to its website. It said it is preparing a site design for 50 to 100 units of permanent housing for homeless veterans at the location.