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.

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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.