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Groundbreaking Veterans Housing Development to Break Ground Oct. 5 Featured

By Nikki Ripley September 27, 2016 815

New Veterans Housing Development in Tempe.

Veterans and their families soon will be moving into a first-of-its kind affordable housing development in Tempe – one that will provide useful programs, a true sense of community and a safe place to call home. 

Valor on 8th will officially break ground at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the project site, 1001 E. Eighth St., in Tempe. The groundbreaking will be a celebration of a milestone in the project, which is the result of a partnership among the City of Tempe, Save the Family, developer Gorman & Company and the Arizona Department of Housing. 

“Valor on 8th is one example of what we are trying to cultivate as a city when it comes to housing for everyone,” said Mayor Mark Mitchell. “It is vitally important for us to have all types of quality housing stock and this project will be a shining example of what we can attract together to improve quality of life for individuals and families.” 

In February, the Tempe City Council approved Valor on 8th to be located on city-owned land at Rural Road and Eighth Street, just south of University Drive. It will feature 50 rental units, including five market rate live/work units. In addition, the City of Tempe’s Housing Authority has awarded the development with 15 project based vouchers to support low to moderate income families.

Community space within the building will promote indoor recreation and room for the Save the Family Foundation and other veteran service agencies to provide social and financial services, counseling and career development for the residents. There also will be a playground, open-air courtyard and community garden. With its proximity to Arizona State University and city amenities, residents can walk or bike to their destinations and are within easy distance to transit services. 

“As a veteran I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished as a team,” said Vice Mayor Robin Arredondo-Savage. “Valor on 8th has been priority of mine and our community partners because it will meet the needs of women veterans and families.” 

Valor on 8th is expected to open in fall 2017. 

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