Boston – Winn Development, a Boston multifamily housing developer, and Soldier On, Inc., a non-profit organization based in Pittsfield serving homeless veterans, announced they have closed on the financing needed to develop a $23 million, 70-unit apartment community in Tinton Falls, N.J. for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, including veterans transitioning from homelessness.
The Gordon H. Mansfield Veterans Village will feature a four-story building with 70 one-bedroom apartments that will be available at a range of income levels, some of which will be set aside for homeless veterans. The community will be built on a wooded 12-acre site on Essex Road in Tinton Falls and will include a community room, offices, mail area, common laundry, and an exterior courtyard with benches and grills.
The community is named for the late Gordon H. Mansfield, a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran and Pittsfield native who served as deputy secretary of veterans affairs, as well as assistant secretary for fair housing and equality opportunity at the Department of Housing & Urban Development. The Borough of Tinton Falls donated the property for the project.
In addition to its role as a co-owner, Soldier On will provide supportive services and case management for homeless veterans in the community. The project will be the organization’s first supportive services housing development outside Massachusetts and its seventh housing facility for veterans since it was founded in 1994.
The project team includes V.J. Scozzari & Sons, Inc., general contractor, and PS&S Architecture & Engineering of Cherry Hill, N.J., architect and civil engineer.