In Honor of Memorial Day, Some (Good) News About Veterans’ Housing

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In Honor of Memorial Day, Some (Good) News About Veterans’ Housing by Lisa Selin Davis


Despite our gratitude for the almost 25 million U.S. veterans for their service, we haven’t done a stellar job making sure they’re properly housed.­ According to the advocacy group Veterans Inc.,­more than 300,000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters each night and about 33% of homeless men in this country are veterans.

So here’s the good news: New developments around the country are either being designed for veterans or adding veteran-friendly homes to the area. More companies are offering housing assistance for vets, too. For Memorial­Day, we’ve rounded up the best of the good news.

  • The Los Angeles Times reports on­Blue Butterfly Village, a project that will house 73 veterans and their families. It’s “one of the first housing projects in the country that focuses on female veterans facing homelessness.”
  • Late­last week, the mayor of Madison TN, laid the last beam at Patriot Place, a­34-unit apartment complex aimed at vets, reports the Tennessean.
  • In mid-June, Veterans Manor will open in Green Bay, WI, according to the­local ABC station. It’ll have 50 one-bedroom apartments as well as­a community center and fitness room.
  • Officials broke ground at the­Arizona Fisher House­late last week. The facility “will provide free temporary housing to families of eligible veterans and military service members who are being treated at the Tucson VA or any other medical facility in Tucson,” according to Commercial Property Executive.
  • The Marmion Apartments in the L.A. neighborhood of Cypress Park, will house 24 homeless veterans and 24 low-income families. The project broke ground on May 14. According to EGP News, there are almost 3,000 homeless vets in L.A.


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