From the Yakima Herald-Republic:
The transformation of the former Yakima Armory into housing for homeless and low-income veterans is underway after the Yakima Housing Authority broke ground on the long-awaited project Wednesday.
Yakima Housing Authority Executive Director Lowel Krueger, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and Yakima veteran Chuck Austin took shovels to the yard of the property at 1702 Tahoma Ave. and turned the soil.
“I am extremely glad to be here today as we break ground on this critical new development that will literally open up doors of opportunity and possibility to our veterans,” Murray said to a crowd of veterans and supporters.
“I know we all share a commitment to reversing the growing crisis of homelessness that has impacted so many veterans and families here in Central Washington and across our state,” she added. “It is our duty to have your back, and that includes making sure no one who signed up to serve our country is ever forced to sleep on the streets.”
Read the Yakima Herald-Republic's article "Long-awaited project to house veterans breaks ground in Yakima," featuring the Yakima Housing Authority.