Rental subsidies from HUD will King County Housing Authority to support 33 formerly homeless veterans at the Multi-Service Center Federal Way Veterans Project that will break ground next month.
The $13 million apartment complex, designed by Baylis Architects, will consist of four stories with 22 one-bedroom units, eight two-bedroom units and three three-bedroom units. Each will be fully furnished and wired for Internet access and other amenities, including a secure, staffed lobby and closed circuit TV monitoring systems.
The new building is being co-developed by MSC and Shelter Resources Inc. to house both homeless individual veterans and veterans with families. Rents in the units subsidized through the federal vouchers will be set at approximately 30 percent of household income.
“This beautiful new facility will not only provide a great place to live, but will also help ease the range of challenges that these valiant men and women confront when they return from service,” said Federal Way Mayor Jim Ferrell.
According to the 2014 One Night Count, South King County has the largest concentration of low-income veterans in the county.