Jericho housing Project

Groudbreaking ceremony for Jericho Project Veterans Residence II at 2701 Kingsbridge Terrace in the Bronx.The walls being built by Jericho Project for its new veterans' residence, that is.

"When you put vets together, they will form a unit and support each other, " said Roman Fontana, an Iraq War vet in town from Buffalo for the groundbreaking.

Florescu for News Groudbreaking ceremony for Jericho Project Veterans Residence II at 2701 Kingsbridge Terrace in the Bronx., stressed that the new residence won't be just a transitional program.

"The vets will have a lease like anybody else, " said Lyon. "This is permanent housing - this will be their home."

Forty percent of the units at the Kingsbridge residence will be reserved for low-income vets from the surrounding community, with priority given to those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The remaining units will go to veterans from all eras who have a history of homelessness or substance abuse.

Florescu for News Groudbreaking ceremony for Jericho Project Veterans Residence II at 2701 Kingsbridge Terrace in the Bronx. .

When completed in 2011, the Kingsbridge residence will have common rooms, gardens, gyms and computer labs, as well as an outdoor basketball court named in honor of Marine Gregory MacDonald, killed in Iraq in 2003.

Groudbreaking ceremony for Jericho Project Veterans Residence II at 2701 Kingsbridge Terrace in the Bronx. Groudbreaking ceremony for Jericho Project Veterans Residence II at 2701 Kingsbridge Terrace in the Bronx.

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