Yakima veterans housing project on schedule for summer completion (Yakima Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
March 10th, 2021

From the Yakima Herald:

Construction of the Chuck Austin Place — a veterans housing project and service hub in Yakima — is on track for summer completion.

Apartments have been built and work continues to transform an old armory into additional housing and a center where medical, dental, behavioral health and other services will be provided. In all, 41 units will be built.

There were 48 homeless veterans counted in Yakima County in 2020, according to the annual Point-In-Time survey. One-third were unsheltered, while half were considered chronically homeless and 45% were younger than 65, the count said.

The $17 million project is named after the late Chuck Austin, a three-war veteran who died Jan. 25 of COVID-19. He was 95.

Headed by the Yakima Housing Authority, the project is unfolding at the old Marine Corps Reserve armory at 1703 Tahoma Avenue. It’s expected to be complete in July with move-ins that same month, said Lowel Krueger, executive director of the housing authority.

“Everything seems to be on time and on budget at this point,” he said. “We’re clicking along pretty good.”

Read the Yakima Herald's article "Yakima veterans housing project on schedule for summer completion," featuring the Yakima Housing Authority.

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