Friday, February 27, 2015

Housing Seattle's Homeless Veterans

 Today, Mayor Ed Murray, King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski and Bill Block, Regional Director of HUD dedicated the Valor Apartments in the Lake City neighborhood of Seattle.The facility is primarily for veterans with diagnosed physical or mental disabilities. The 24 apartments are turnkey with everything in place except the tenant and his/her personal items. As of today three vets have moved from living on the streets to living in a well appointed residency that will have a number of support agencies on sight, should their services be requested. By the end of April, the north end, ground floor, will be a walk in coffee, shower, laundry space. It will welcome those off the streets with a little cheer and access to the amenities. The Seattle Mennonite Church operates the coffee shop without charge to those who enter and share their time. You'll find himself there twice a week changing out coffee pots etc. etc. etc.

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