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The Walter Reed Redevelopment Could Have Homeless Vet Housing


The 66.5 acre former Walter Reed Army Hospital redevelopment may include housing for homeless veterans, the only military-related portion of the development site. Nonprofit Help USA has proposed renovating a series of apartments into 75 efficiency units to house homeless vets, paying only a percentage of their income for rent. The permanent supportive housing would include on-site nurses, Narcotics and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and case workers for help with veterans affairs paperwork, the New York Times reports. The District's Department of Human Services estimates there are about 340 homeless veterans in DC, and it will provide outreach, if the center is approved, to find veterans to move in. Along with the veterans center, Walter Reed will have 2,000 housing units, 250k SF of retail including an anchor grocery store, a Hyatt hotel and conference center, and an innovation campus for GW, MIT and pharmaceutical companies. It's being developed by a JV of Hines and Urabn Atlantic. [NYT]