$1.2 Million Awarded For Veterans Housing In Nassau

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Photo/Nassau County

Nassau County officials have awarded $1.2 million in funds toward rehabilitation of new veterans housing in Hempstead.

Nassau Executive Edward Mangano announced last week that the federal funds were awarded from the county’s Office of Housing and Community Development to United Veterans Beacon House of Hempstead. Five two-bedroom townhouse units and a single-family home in Hempstead will be created, all of which will be occupied by formerly homeless veterans and their families.

There are two phases to the project – the first of which was the townhouse units at 115 Henry St. The second phase, consisting of the single-family home is underway at 111 Henry St.

In addition to federal funds, United Veterans Beacon House contributed $200,000 in funding toward electrical, plumbing and siding work. Home Depot also donated supplies and appliances. And The United Way of Long Island contributed architectural services, insulation, a gas boiler and windows.

To apply for veteran housing opportunities, veterans must qualify for the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing program that provides housing choice vouchers, as well as rentals for homeless veterans. For more info, call 631-665-1571.