The Sacramento County Board of Supervisors at its meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, authorized an additional $1 million to fund a portion of the construction costs of the second phase of the Mather Veterans Village (MVV) project.
The veterans housing community, which is being built in three phases, has already completed its initial phase and provides permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless and disabled veterans. Phase II will be the supportive services and transitional housing component of the project. Phase III will add additional permanent supportive housing.
“There is a growing number of homeless and at-risk veterans in our community, and it is vitally important we work diligently to ensure they get the care and services they need and deserve,” said Sacramento County Board of Supervisors Chairman Don Nottoli. “By approving this funding, Sacramento County continued its longstanding commitment and support for reinvestment at Mather.
‘Most importantly, this action will make available more transitional housing units at Mather Veteran’s Village and bring much needed resources and services to veterans throughout the Sacramento region.”
To date, the County has contributed the 3.65 acre site at the former Mather Air Force Base under a no-cost lease to the City of Rancho Cordova and a $1 million forgivable loan to support the project.
In addition, the County, acting through the Housing Authority, has committed project-based vouchers averaging $600 per month per unit to 25 housing units in MVV phase I. It will provide an added 50 permanent supportive housing units located in MVV Phase III.
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