Veterans services in Sacramento County gets a boost
Veterans services in Sacramento County got a nice shot in the arm last year with the Mather Veterans Village modern housing complex for veterans, and now money for Phase II has been approved. With more than 92,000 vets living in the Sacramento area, support for those who were homeless and disabled was virtually nonexistent before Mather Veterans Village opened last August.
Congressman Ami Bera helped launch a project, “it shows what’s possible when the city, the county, the state, the federal government all come together around an initiative.”
The facility is on the former Mather Air Force base and is close to the VA Center. And the Sacramento county board of supervisors has just approved $1 million dollars for construction of Phase II, which will offer 60 transitional housing spaces for residents who need supportive care.
Supervisor Don Nottoli, “It’s very important to recognize that, ongoing, beyond the living quarters that are stellar, we have those supportive services that will be in place for the long term.” All 50 homes in Phase I are now occupied by vets and their families.