Space on Vancouver’s Veterans Affairs campus has been picked as a location to build housing for homeless veterans. The 1.35 acre parking lot will be used to expand housing for veterans in need. The project, providing it follow the timeline of previous projects, should break ground in the next 12-18 months pending an executed lease and financing for the development and it could include permanent or transitional housing for up to 24 months. The veterans may also have the option of a rehabilitative program or be able to support veterans with families.
Spokane is the only other VA site that has been slated for the Building Utilization Review and Repurposing Initiative in the state of Washington. The VA and Department of Housing and Urban Development estimate that there are almost 2,000 homeless veterans just the state of Washington.