On Veteran’s Day 2016, contributor Kim Slowey of Forbes magazine shared our story on our veteran’s supportive housing projects that are providing permanent homes for homeless veterans in her article “U.S. Veterans Get Their ‘Welcome Home’ At New Housing Developments”. Read the full article here.
With the completion of Windover’s third Permanent Supportive Veteran’s Housing project, our support for our nation’s veterans extends beyond our team’s community outreach initiatives. From the corporate level, Windover has parlayed our expertise in development and construction toward the greater purpose of helping end homelessness for veterans through the creation of more than 163 units of long-term, affordable and supportive housing for formerly homeless veterans.
“I Am Home Now”
This past July, Windover and Peabody Properties, made it possible for 69 homeless veterans to find a permanent home at the Bedford Green Supportive Housing facility in Bedford, MA. The residents come from a variety of backgrounds and have endured numerous hardships including medical issues, PTSD, drug and alcohol abuse, and financial insecurity that led them to needing a safe haven like Bedford Green. For all of them, the facility is nothing short of a “paradise” which has given them the ability to finally “see the horizon” and have hope.
This is the third project completed by the Windover and Peabody Properties joint venture, preceded by the completion of Valley Brook Village in Lyons, NJ (62 units of permanent supportive housing) and Pleasant Street Apartments in Beverly, MA (32 units of permanent supportive housing.) With The Architectural Team, who provided design services for these projects, Windover and Peabody Properties are also looking forward to the completion of the Howard Home, another supportive housing facility in Brockton, MA this fall.
Windover and Peabody Properties have implemented a successful model that makes these developments possible through the use of surplus government land and a public/private financing approach. Windover and Peabody Properties oversee the permitting, design, and construction, as well as the financing, leasing, and management of the property. Our combined strengths enable our firms to drive quality and attention into every aspect of these projects. These LEED® facilities go beyond the acronym—they are built to provide an enduring solution for our homeless veterans and to give them a sustainable environment in which they can live. They are intended not only to remedy a need for housing, but to provide social, health, and professional services to enrich the lives of their residents.
They build real community.