Veterans housing breaks ground in Raleigh
(Raleigh, NC) – CASA is pleased to announce the construction of a 10-unit apartment building designated for veterans in need, beginning this summer on Sunnybrook Road in Raleigh.
Almost exactly one year ago, 10 disabled veterans moved into the first Sunnybrook Apartments building in Raleigh. Now, CASA is preparing to build the second and final phase at Sunnybrook to provide another ten permanent, affordable homes for veterans who are living on the streets, in shelters or in their cars today.
“When you don’t know how to help or make a difference, the needs of our veterans can seem overwhelming,” says Debra King, CASA’s CEO. “The solution to homelessness is very straightforward. We need to build and renovate more affordable housing options. These homes will make a tremendous difference for our veterans who we hope will never be homeless again.”
Wednesday’s Groundbreaking Ceremony will also include remarks from a veteran who moved into the project’s first phase last summer. Construction costs are primarily funded by the City of Raleigh, Wake County, and the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. CASA seeks private donations for the continuing operation of all 20 apartments, which it will manage as permanent, affordable homes for veterans in need.