Homelessness among veterans is becoming a growing problem nationally and locally.
The proof is in how quickly new veterans housing is filling up.
The freedom square apartments just opened a few weeks ago to support veterans and their families in need and they are already half way filled before a ribbon has even been cut on the building.
After receiving an overwhelming number of requests for more veteran housing the housing and neighborhood development service made it happen.
The freedom square apartments on Peach Street opened April 22nd and already eleven of the 25 apartments are filled.
19 are one bedroom places and six are townhomes meant for families.
A veteran working at the apartments says there are many veterans in need of housing locally and this will help fill that need. It offers not only a home but a community for veterans in need.
There will be a ribbon cutting for the new building at the end of June.
Anyone interested in applying for a residence can contact HANDS for all the details.