Focused on the extreme housing needs of female veterans with children, a new state-supported and Volunteers of America (VOA)-developed housing complex broke ground Thursday at 61st and Halsted in Englewood. The 2.3 acre parcel of vacant land was donated by the city, and 73 units of supportive housing will arrive in the form of small apartment buildings and town homes. VOA is calling it Hope Manor II, its predecessor an 80-unit development in East Garfield Park. That project has a focus on the needs of single veterans. Hope Manor II will offer on-site job training, family counseling, and health care. As depicted in the above rendering, the town homes and apartments will address the street while cradling a small park and children's play area.
·Gov. Quinn breaks ground on Chicago housing for homeless veterans [Chicago Talks]
·Hope Manor II [VOA]