Raleigh, N.C. — A new apartment complex just for veterans opened Wednesday in Wake County. The affordable housing units at Sunnybrook Road apartments are the first in the county built specifically for homeless vets.
Each of the 10 one-bedroom units will accommodate a veteran who previously had no place to call home. Vets will only have to pay 30 percent of their income towards the rent.
Bill Wiatrak, an unemployed Army veteran currently living in a shelter, reacted with amazement. "That I have an apartment after all I've been through, it feels like a payback for me getting well," he said.
The project is spearheaded by the non-profit group, CASA and was funded by the City of Raleigh, Wake County and HUD.