Mather Veterans Village Receives Regional Honor
Mather Veterans Village in Rancho Cordova was honored with a Housing Innovation Award by the Sacramento Housing Alliance (SHA).
As the first permanent supportive housing development for homeless and disabled veterans in the Sacramento region, Mather Veterans Village will be home to over 150 veterans with access to a comprehensive support network.
The project would not have been possible without commitment and collaboration between Mercy Housing, Veterans Resource Centers of America, City of Rancho Cordova and other critical partners.
“Mercy Housing is honored to have been part of the team to be recognized by the Sacramento Housing Alliance for Innovation in Supportive Housing,” said Stephan Daues, Regional Director of Real Estate Development, Mercy Housing. “As one of the leading voices representing and advocating for low-income communities across the region, SHA's recognition highlights the tremendous progress we are making toward ending homelessness as a community.”
Phase I is nearing completion with a total of 50 homes – 44 one-bedroom and six two-bedroom permanent supportive homes for disabled and homeless veterans. Phases II and III are expected to be underway in 2017.
Rancho Cordova was built on strong military service with families serving at Mather Air Force Base and living in nearby neighborhoods. Though the base has closed, veterans still chose to call this All-America City home.
“The City of Rancho Cordova is a vibrant community valuing partnerships, a variety of housing options, and resources for our veterans,” said Council Member Robert J. McGarvey. “No veteran should be without a home. We are honored to be recognized for this innovative project that provides essential affordable housing and wraparound services critical to ensuring that every veteran thrives.”
SHA’s annual fundraising dinner recognizes projects and individuals that have been integral to raising awareness about the need for affordable homes in healthy communities.
Stay tuned to the City’s website at www.cityofranchocordova.org for project announcements.