Hingham: Residence for homeless vets moves forward

A non-profit organization that helps the homeless is moving forward with plans to build a $1.3 million veterans home in Hingham.

Selectmen say Father Bill’s & Mainspring is getting a bank loan for the home on Fort Hill St., while the state coordinates funding for the project.

Hingham plans to provide about $250,000 in Community Preservation Act money and the Hingham Affordable Housing Trust has pledged another $50,000.

The project is also expected to receive $750,000 from the state, though it’s unclear when that will happen.

Hingham officials say the construction loan will be paid back when the state and town money are made available.

About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.