Ribbon Cutting Set For Friday For Omaha Apartments Serving Homeless Vets

Homeless and near-homeless veterans of the uniformed military will reside in the "Victory II Apartments" near downtown Omaha.

"Burlington Capital" renovated a former Grace University building at 8th and Dorcas Streets into a 60-unit housing community for veterans.

General (Ret.) John F. Kelly will be the keynote speaker at the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, 2 p.m., at 819 Dorcas Street.

"At 'Burlington Capital,' we want to make sure veterans receive the housing and services they deserve,” said Lisa Y. Roskens, Chief Executive Officer of "Burlington Capital."

“Our apartments are ‘permanent, supportive housing,’ which means that the veterans are part of a community, and that they receive needed services for health and wellness in addition to job-readiness training skills.”

"Victory II" is the third property "Burlington Capital" has developed for veterans.

In addition to the more than 40,000 homeless veterans, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates 1.4 million other veterans are at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.

The 60 units at "Victory II" include studio and one-bedroom apartments, and are supported by HUD-VASH housing vouchers.

(Picture courtesy of "Burlington Capital")

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