More Raleigh apartments open for homeless veterans
Posted April 13, 2015
Raleigh, N.C. — Ten veterans on Tuesday will move into housing designed specially for former service members who are homeless.
The Hull's Landing apartment complex opened two years ago, serving 10 veterans, and the second phase was dedicated Monday morning.
Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes, a Raleigh nonprofit more commonly known by its CASA acronym, used federal, local and private money to build the apartments. The organization specializes in building affordable housing, especially for veterans and people with disabilities.
Residents pay 30 percent of their income for rent, which includes utility costs.
"I don't know if I feel as safe here (in Raleigh) as I did in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Air Force veteran Pattie Treece, who has been living in a truck for two years. "I will now because I've come home."
Homeless advocates believe more than a quarter of of the homeless population in North Carolina is veterans, and CASA officials said Hull's Landing and a similar apartment complex they are working on in Durham offer a sustainable solution to homelessness in the veteran population.
Hull’s Landing is named for Dr. Keith Hull Jr. and his family. He helped create CASA in 1992 and has been a member of its board of directors since 2003.