Veterans’ nursing home to be built near Mississippi coast
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Construction will begin next year for a new veterans’ nursing home near the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
The 100-bed facility will be in the Tradition development north of Gulfport.
News outlets report that the executive director of the Mississippi Veterans Affairs Board, Stacey Pickering, spoke at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday. He said the state has 189,000 veterans and 26% of them live in the three coastal counties.
The closest veterans’ home to the coast is in Collins, about 2 hours away.
Pickering said the state Legislature agreed to provide $16 million from the state to go with a federal grant of $29.3 million to build the center.