Six buildings at the Milwaukee Soldiers Home, a national historic landmark district, are being rehabilitated into housing for veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Located on the grounds of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center, the project is being led by The Alexander Co. and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM).
The six historic buildings being rehabilitated include Old Main, the most prominent and recognizable building on the campus; the administration building; the Catholic chaplain’s quarters; and three duplexes. These buildings will be renovated into a total of 101 units of housing with supportive services.
“This project entailed a significant collaborative effort, which speaks volumes to our nation’s commitment to care for our veterans,” says Joseph Alexander, president of The Alexander Co. “Our team is honored to have the opportunity to work with these historic buildings, and we’re proud that through our work we’ll be able to return them to the veterans they were built to serve.”
This article was originally published in Affordable Housing Finance.