Raleigh council approves housing project for homeless vets
Posted February 20, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — The Raleigh City Council on Tuesday approved funding to build an additional phase of an affordable housing project aimed at getting homeless veterans in Wake County off the street.
A $1.2 million, 10-unit apartment building, subsidized by the city, Wake County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is already scheduled to open in May at 409 Sunnybrook Road.
Tuesday's vote was in favor of spending $400,000 to help build an additional 10-unit apartment building.
Three of the apartments will be reserved for vets earning less than 30 percent of the area's median income; vets earning less than 40 percent will qualify for the remaining units.
The project will be the city's 16th joint venture rental housing unit.