City officials and other stakeholders held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for a new housing project for veterans.
Veterans Village of Cathedral City will offer 48 one-bedroom units and 12 two-bedroom units for veterans. The project is located at the corner of Landau Boulevard and Vega Road in Cathedral City. The site will also offer amenities like a 3,000 square foot community center, a swimming pool, and a community garden.
“For nearly six years, there has been a village of people who have worked tirelessly to put all the pieces together to build a village that our veterans can be proud to call home,” Cathedral City Mayor Raymond Gregory said.
“Not only will they have the supportive services they need to live a full and healthy life, but they will do so on land donated by the city that has spectacular mountain views.”
The project will include an on-site service coordinator and case management services from Loma Linda Veterans Administration.
“It is exciting to see construction begin on Veterans Village of Cathedral City, which will provide crucial access to affordable housing for veterans,” state Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, D-Coachella, said.
“We appreciate the developers and all the partners who came together on this, especially present and previous Cathedral City leaders for prioritizing and generously funding this project. All our veterans deserve a safe place to call home, and I am glad we were able to secure state and county support to help bring this veterans housing opportunity to our community.”
Erin Rode covers the western Coachella Valley cities of Palm Springs, Cathedral City and Desert Hot Springs. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.