VA one step closer to affordable housing for homeless vets
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WFXG) - THE CHARLIE NORWOOD Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center is moving forward with a plan that will create affordable housing for local veterans.
THE CITY OF AUGUSTA GAVE THE REVITALIZATION PLAN A STAMP OF APPROVAL AT tUESDAY'S COMMISSION MEETING.
THE VA's plan WILL TAKE TWO HISTORIC BUILDINGS ON its CAMPUS, TURNING THe UNUSED SPACE INTO 76 UNITS OF AFFORdABLE HOUSING.
TONY LEWIS and other commissioners say it will be an invaluable resource for the community.
“WHEN THEY COME BACK HOME, IT’S A SAd COMMENTARY THAT THEY COME BACK TO THE CONDITIONS THEY COME BACK to...AND A LOT OF THESE GUYS COME BACK TO PTSD, THINGS OF THAT NATURE, Lewis says. "THEY LOSE THEIR HOMES AND THINGS. SO, HAVING A PROGRAM LIKE THAT, I THINK IS GOING TO BE VITALLY IMPORTANT TO OUR COMMUNITY AND WILL DEFINITELY HELP OUR VETERANS.”
THE VA must MAKE THE MAY 18TH TAX BENEFIT DEADLINES TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE PLAN. After that, THEY expect to HAVE A solidified timeline moving forward.
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