Nevada Rural Housing Authority Breaks Ground on Richards Crossing Housing Facility in Carson City to Benefit Homeless Veterans
Carson City, Nev. (June 08, 2016) – Nevada Rural Housing Authority in conjunction with several other backers broke ground on the Richards Crossing housing facility in Carson City to benefit homeless veterans. The complex will be located on Jeanell Drive near the corner of N. Carson Street and Winnie Lane.
Richards Crossing will feature eight apartment units reserved for chronically homeless veterans that will be paid for in full thanks to The Veterans Administration, with an additional 31 units available prioritized in the order of veterans, disabled individuals, and the general homeless population.
In addition to providing shelter, the Richards Crossing facility will provide resources to those living in the facility to aid in keeping the homeless off the street, including on-the-job training, life skills coaching and other supportive services.
“We are so pleased that in the spring 2017, we will offer housing and additional aid to those who served our country and are in the most need,” said Gary Longaker, executive director of Nevada Rural Housing Authority. “Richards Crossing and its unique combination of housing and resources can truly transform lives for the veterans it serves.”
Friends in Service Helping (FISH) secured the land donation from longtime Carson City businessman Garth Richards, for whom the facility is named, and began working with area stakeholders to develop a plan to ensure housing needs would be met for low income permanent housing for veterans.