ENGLEWOOD — A grand opening will be held this week for a newly completed housing complex for low-income veterans and their families.
A ribbon cutting ceremony will start at 10 a.m. Friday at Hope Manor II, 6002 S. Halsted St., and according to Lilana Scales, a spokeswoman for the nonprofit Volunteers of America of Illinois, which developed by complex with the Chicago Housing Authority, 53 of the 73 units available for veterans with Housing Choice Vouchers have already been leased.
"Unlike Hope Manor Apartments, which is for veterans only, Hope Manor II was built for veterans and their families," she said. "Social services and job training will also be available on site for residents."
The $23.5 million complex was built with eight studio units, 24 one-bedroom, six two-bedroom, 30 three-bedroom and five four-bedroom townhomes.
Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th), whose ward includes the complex, said more housing for veterans and other at-risk individuals are needed, which is why she opened a housing facility in Englewood last year for ex-offenders.
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