At Risk Veterans Getting Help with Housing

- August 5, 2014 - The Goodrich house on Peach Street has been around since the 1800s, most recently it was an office space for a nursing home, but now, it's getting a new life as a housing complex for some of our veterans.

Nearly $500,000 is going towards housing for at-risk veterans in our area. The historic Goodrich house will be transformed into a six-unit building for veterans.

US Congressman Mike Kelly was on hand for this announcement and he says funding for housing is a major way to say thank you to vets who need a helping hand. hand. "In this case, we're trying to help people who are homeless, trying to help people who've done a great service for our country. We're saying 'You know what? We're gonna take care of you, you've taken care of us, now we're gonna do the same for you,'" Kelly said.

This money was given to the Housing and Neighborhood Development Service by the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh's Affordable Housing Program and PNC Bank.

HANDS President Chuck Scalise says fixing up this old building is no simple it's great to get this financial support.

And this is all part of a bigger housing project for vets called Freedom Square, which will ultimately be made up of 31 units, six in the Goodrich house and 25 in the building connected to the house.

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