Construction on the Hineshouse Way 1 and 2 Apartments has begun.
The project is part of the Hinesville Housing Authority’s overall vision to assist with the shortage of affordable Housing for veterans in Hinesville and the surrounding areas.
The HHA is building two units on Welborn Street and four units on Rebecca Street, which are all located next to the HHA’s current public-housing apartments.
The nonprofit Hineshouse Development will oversee the project. Bent Pines Construction will build the units. The projected completion is around six months, which places the time frame around February or maybe sooner for total occupancy. Funding is through the agency’s non-federal funds, with an estimated cost of around $850,000.
First preference will go to disabled veterans receiving supportive services from the local Department of Veterans Affairs office.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing is a collaborative program between HUD and the VA to provide housing and supportive services to the most-vulnerable veterans experiencing homelessness and their families.
The HUD/VASH program has adopted a housing-first model that focuses immediately on stabilizing veterans in housing and then providing support services.
VA provides a comprehensive-care program that offers eligible homeless veterans clinical and supportive services through its health-care system.
Referrals are accepted via self-referrals or community referrals.
Hinesville Primary Care Clinic, 500 E. Oglethorpe Highway; the HUD/VASH walk-in clinic is from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday; 912-920-0214, ext. 2918 or 2990
Anyone interested in donating to this project can call Executive Director Debra Williams at 876-6561.