Alpha project opens housing complex for homeless veterans in Normal Heights

first_imgAlpha project opens housing complex for homeless veterans in Normal Heights Posted: March 25, 2019 March 25, 2019 Updated: 10:19 AM Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, A place for homeless veterans to call their own. The non-profit group Alpha Project formally opens a new apartment complex built specifically for veterans. We followed along as the first veteran to move in got a look at his new apartment home. @KUSINews pic.twitter.com/dhqMguc9db— Sasha Foo KUSI (@SashaFooKUSI) March 26, 2019 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Tenants will begin moving into a brand new apartment complex in Normal Heights on Tuesday.However, it is no ordinary apartment building. Alpha Lofts, built by the non-profit group, Alpha Project, was built specifically for homeless veterans. We interviewed one of the first tenants who will be moving in this week.Charles Needs has been living in the Alpha Project’s bridge tent in the East Village and before that, he spent about a month sleeping on the street.We tagged along as Army Veteran Charles Needs got his first glimpse of what will be his new home after living several months sleeping on the street. He could hardly believe what he was seeing stating “It’s overwhelming, surreal actually- to know that my future begins here,”To build the 3 story building with 53 units, Alpha Project partnered with developer, Chelsea Developments to construct the $20 million complex. As a housing community with supportive services, caseworkers will help tenants achieve short term goals such as preparing resumes and finding help for substance abuse or mental health issues, as a way to work towards more long term plans. KUSI Newsroom last_img

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