groundbreaking today at 1005 North Capitol St NE – homeless veterans housing

Just a few blocks south of the Bates area will be this new-construction homeless veterans housing.

Click on the link to read the entire Washington City Paper Housing Complex post.

D.C.’s First Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans Breaks Ground

Pledging “new hope and a fresh start for veterans in Washington, D.C.,” U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro took part in the groundbreaking this morning for the District’s first permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans, a day before Veterans Day.

The John and Jill Ker Conway Residence at 1005 North Capitol St. NE is expected to be completed in December 2015, in time to help meet the city and federal pledges to end veteran homelessness by the end of next year. The distinctive design from Sorg Architects will feature four multi-story blocks stacked at oblique angles, comprising 14 floors. The building’s 124 apartments will include 60 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans; the remainder will be restricted to low-income tenants, with 17 reserved for households earning less than 30 percent of area median income.

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One thought on “groundbreaking today at 1005 North Capitol St NE – homeless veterans housing

  1. 14 stories is 2-4 stories too much. Pop Ups do not make the city look better. What does this have to be so tall?

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