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Historic U.S. Military Veteran Housing Development on Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Receives LIHTC Award

January 8, 2021 GMT
Photo of Building 34 and & 35, the two historic buildings on the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center campus to be redeveloped via adaptive reuse to provide affordable housing to homeless and disabled United States Military Veterans.
Photo of Building 34 and & 35, the two historic buildings on the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center campus to be redeveloped via adaptive reuse to provide affordable housing to homeless and disabled United States Military Veterans.

DUBLIN, Ga. - January 8, 2021 - ( Newswire.com )

​​​​Garrison For Veterans, Solutions For Veterans, The Dublin Housing Authority, Communities for Veterans, and the entire Freedom’s Path Dublin Development Team are happy to announce that Freedom’s Path at Dublin, GA, has been awarded 9% Low Income Housing Tax Credits by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs for the 2020 Housing Tax Credit round.

Freedom’s Path Dublin, an Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is located on the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center campus and will increase the supply of affordable housing by 50 units for United States Military Veterans. This Veteran-centric, permanent-supportive housing community will bring jobs and over $9,000,000 of economic investment to the City of Dublin and Laurens County.

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“Freedom’s Path is a win for Georgia and all United States Military Veterans,” said Terell Brown, President of Garrison For Veterans. “Freedom’s Path Dublin is a true public-private partnership. It is a model that can be scaled, using existing governmental programs, to reduce the number of homeless Veterans in America to functional zero.”

Freedom’s Path at Dublin  includes two components. First is the adaptive re-use and historic renovation of two existing buildings to generate 44 (22 studio and 22 one bedroom) units with a leasing preference to Veterans who are homeless, near homeless, or disabled, who meet income guidelines. The second component is a new construction building containing an additional six (two-bedroom) units. The two-bedroom units are being developed to serve small households, which may include female Veterans or two-parent households with a child.

“This is great news, but our work continues,” said Craig Taylor, President of Solutions For Veterans. “Based on the last Point in Time homeless count, there are still over 600 homeless Veterans in Georgia. We thank the leadership at the Carl Vinson VAMC, the City of Dublin, and Georgia DCA for its support of this effort. To solve Veteran homelessness, we need the full support of the public and private sectors. This is a great example of what can be done to serve those who served us so well.”

Garrison For Veterans, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business specializing in real estate development for active and reserve military, Veterans and affiliated civilians such as military families and federal government employees.

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Solutions For Veterans, an Atlanta, Georgia, based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serves as the lead service provider for Freedom’s Path communities and augments the comprehensive array of medical and psychiatric services for Veterans provided by the VA Medical Centers where Freedom’s Path developments are located.

The Dublin Housing Authority  has been serving the needs of the low-income population in Dublin since 1949. DHA is a provider of affordable income housing in the Cities of Dublin and East Dublin, GA, and owns 540 apartment units consisting of efficiency to five-bedroom units.

For media inquiries and to schedule interviews, please contact Terell Brown, President of Garrison For Veterans, via email at tbrown@gfveterans.com.

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