Covington: $2 million state grant awarded to Veterans Place Project

Project will update infrastructure, townhomes for transitional housing program

WILKINSBURG, April 26 – State Rep.-elect Martell Covington today announced a major state investment in a transitional housing project for veterans in the local community.

“Our veterans have served our country proudly and now it’s time for us to serve them,” said Covington, whose family includes many veterans. “It is truly an honor to be able to support our veterans by helping fund this project, which which will help address homelessness and housing insecurity within the veteran community.”

The $2 million in state funding, awarded through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, will assist the Veterans Place project, which includes upgrading current infrastructure and townhomes, and constructing a stand-alone, multi-purpose building that will include vital behavioral health services, recreational and activity spaces, and eight new townhomes.

As Veterans Place has the only transitional housing program for homeless vets in the region, Covington said the additional townhomes are a vital component to serving more veterans as they complete their journey from homeless to home.