Special Purpose Vouchers
From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release:
National Church Residences, in partnership with Lucas Housing Services Corporation-a Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH) Non-Profit Affiliate-has been awarded $5,898,509 from HUD's Section 202 Supportive Housing Grant for the Elderly for Collingwood Green Phase V. The Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program provides rental assistance and capital advances to private, nonprofit sponsors to finance the development of housing for very low-income elderly residents.
King County has launched a program aimed to house more homeless veterans, using a new partnership between the King County Housing Authority and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
From WTTW News:
Carla Shaw has lived in her Melrose Park, one-bedroom apartment for the last year and a half. Four months ago, she and her fiancé added baby Jaylen. He’s the first of her four children to be able to come with her from the hospital, drug-free.
“It feels great, I know I have somewhere to go to, I have a roof over my head. I have my baby,” Shaw said.
Shaw said she spent 15 years addicted to drugs, living a life “in the streets."
From the Milwaukee Independent:
From WTMJ Milwaukee:
The Victorian Gothic Old Main building on the Milwaukee Soldiers Home campus has a new but familiar purpose more than 150 years after it first opened to house Civil War veterans.
"Here in 2021, we're fulfilling the mission of putting veterans and families into a home who are either homeless or at risk of being homeless. So this is a great win not only for the City of Milwaukee but for the state of Wisconsin," said Eduardo Garza, President/CEO of the Center for Veterans Issues.
From the Yakima Herald:
In 2016, when interested parties first floated the idea of a veterans housing project at the old Marine Corps Reserve armory in Yakima, they knew it would take years. But they also were confident that time and toil spent on the project would pay off. Veterans were worth the effort.
From the St. Paul Public Housng Agency's newsletter: