VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Victory Gardens progress continues
NEWINGTON, Conn. – Favorable weather conditions since the start of construction in September 2012 have allowed the Victory Gardens permanent supportive housing development to remain on schedule to begin occupancy in early 2014.
VA is partnering with Victory Gardens Housing, LLC, an affiliate of the Women’s Institute of Housing and Economic Development, to construct 74 units of permanent supportive and affordable housing for veterans, at-risk veterans and their families on the grounds of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System Newington campus.
Victory Gardens will be one of the nation’s first housing developments established under the Department of Veterans Affairs Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) program, which allows VA to rent or lease VA property for non-VA use in return for either rent or “in-kind” consideration for activities that enhance VA’s mission. Eliminating homelessness among the veteran population is a high priority for VA.
The co-location of the EUL project on the VA Newington campus ensures that veterans have ready access to care and treatment designed to help them attain long-term independence and self-sufficiency. The lease calls for Victory Gardens Housing, LLC to design, construct and operate the facility.
For additional information regarding Victory Gardens, visit the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development at www.wihed.org.