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Housing for Veterans

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NEW LENOX, Ill. — Volunteers of America — Illinois has submitted a proposal to the city of Joliet to construct and operate a multifamily housing complex for U.S. military veterans and their families on the former Silver Cross Hospital campus.

This project will complement the new Veteran’s Outpatient Clinic opening in spring 2013 as part of the campus redevelopment plan.

The proposed project — named Hope Manor Apartments Joliet — will consist of three multi-story buildings surrounding a large recreational green space and community park at the southwest corner of Copperfield Avenue and North Hebbard Street.

The project will provide 88,000 square feet of supportive housing for up to 78 veterans and their families through a variety of rental apartments. Included will be 30 one-bedroom units, 18 two-bedroom units, and 24 three-bedroom units.

If approved by the city and state, residents could move in as soon as January 2015.
The city of Joliet Land Use Committee was to review the project today, Jan. 10. Tonight at 6 p.m., the city is hosting a neighborhood meeting for VOA to present details and answer questions about the veteran’s housing project.

Founded in 1896, Volun-teers of America is one of the country’s oldest and largest human service organizations, serving more than 2 million people every year in 400 communities throughout the United States.

VOA is the largest non-profit provider and developer of high-quality, safe, affordable housing, with more than 23,000 units across the country, including Marycrest Village, a 60-unit supportive housing development for low-income seniors in Joliet.

“We believe that having a permanent place to call home is a critical component to helping struggling veterans lead stable and productive lives,” said Nancy Hughes, president of Volunteers of American of Illinois.

“This new complex will provide area Veterans and their families with permanent housing.”


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Restoration America is a
501(c)3 chartitable organization and a HUD approved Housing Counseling Agency.

We specialize in :

  • Restoration and Repair of homes
  • Revitalization of Abandoned Properties to help stabilize neighborhoods
  • Housing Programs and project for the aging
  • Training and work study programs for Veterans
  • Real Estate Donation program
  • Grant Assistance
  • Assistance with Foreclosures
  • Financial Education and Training