Baffled by Low Response to Subsidized Veterans Housing
MCCA (Midwestern Connecticut Council of Alcoholism) has two newly remodeled units available for veterans and their families to rent. The two rental units are located in Vet House II, a grant subsidized property.
Vet House II, conveniently located on New Street in downtown Danbury, is designed to provide affordable housing for veterans and their families who may be at risk for homelessness. To date, two of the three units remain empty and MCCA’s President and CEO is baffled. “We’re surprised that we haven’t had more vets applying for these permanent housing units.” He added, “They’re well-designed, nicely renovated and very affordable. We’re shocked that there has not been more interest.”
Veterans wishing to come to Danbury will find a welcoming community, according to Dawn Wilson, Recovery Supports Manager for Vet House I and II. Wilson explained that, “We’re looking to make the veterans (and their families) part of the community. And this is something that many vets have not had.”
Vet House II was developed with the belief that housing needs for veterans and their families would be on the rise. And perhaps this is the case, but just not in the Danbury area. While it makes sense for veterans in Danbury to utilize this permanent housing, it is not a requirement that they be a Danbury resident. If a veteran is in need of housing and qualifies and wants to relocate to the Danbury area that is fine. Single vets are welcome as well.
A member of the household must be a military veteran and all rental voucher types are accepted ie; VASH and Section 8. All units have hardwood floors, washer, dryer, all new kitchen appliances including dishwasher.
The 1st floor unit is handicap accessible, has 3
bedrooms and rents for $1300 a month. The 2nd floor has 2 bedrooms
and rents for $1050 month. Financial
assistance is available to those who qualify. All units
require one month security.
For more information please contact Dawn Wilson, Recovery Supports Manager for Vet House II at 203-733-4851.
For more information go to: http://mccaonline.com/affordable-housing-for-vets-in-danbury-ct/
MCCA believes that alcoholism, drug addiction, problem gambling and co-occurring disorders are treatable illnesses and that those affected – including other family members – can recover. MCCA is currently in the process of opening up three new treatment facilities in New Haven, Derby and Torrington. For more information visit our website at MCCAOnline.com.