Long-Awaited VA Housing Project Breaks Ground in MD
First announced in 2011, the Perry Point development will bring 75 subsidized, newly renovated and newly constructed units for at-risk and formerly homeless veterans.
By Bogdan Odagescu, Associate Editor
HELP USA, a homeless service and low-income housing nonprofit, broke ground on HELP Veterans Village at the VA medical center in Perry Point, Md. The Cecil County project includes the reconstruction of 33 homes and the renovation of nine more for a total of 75 units.
The development for at-risk and formerly homeless veterans, first announced in 2011, will serve veterans on the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing voucher program. Financing for HELP Veterans Village, which also had the support of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, includes Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development resources and philanthropic support. Kramer + Marks Architects designed the project and Harkins Builders Inc. is acting as general contractor.
Located close to the Perryville MARC train station, serving both Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the Perry Point VA Medical Center is situated just a few miles south of both the Pulaski Highway and Interstate 95.
“The opening of the HELP Veterans Village will allow us to further our efforts to end veteran homelessness throughout Maryland by providing permanent and affordable housing close to important VA health care services and support programs,” said Adam Robinson Jr., director of the VA Maryland Health Care System, in prepared remarks.
Image courtesy of U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs