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Capital Campaign Kickoff

By Madeline Phillips

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Local Effort Underway to Build Affordable Housing for Veterans

Col. Concon has joined forces with other like-minded people who shared a desire to help homeless veterans. A group of concerned citizens, many who are veterans or their relatives, are leading an effort to build affordable housing in Shelby County.  Our group is growing, and we extend an invitation for others to join the family and help us provide the much-needed affordable housing for veterans of all eras.
“We know this is a real challenge for our group.  PVVH is advocating as stated in our mission to help housing challenged veterans. The need is so great and within the City of Memphis, PVVH is the only organization striving to create permanent veteran housing for the 50,000 eligible veterans in West Tennessee in need of affordable shelter and support services,” said Col. Darwin Concon, founder Patriot Village Veteran Housing, Inc.  
It will cost $39 million to construct the residential community and pay for the first year’s operating costs.  After that, housing vouchers and other benefits will keep the project self-sustaining. The group plans to visit government leaders, charitable foundations, businesses, civic and community groups to generate awareness and seek donations. We will seek funding for separate parts of the projects which will allow contributors to donate individual houses, buildings, even windows and doors.
“We want government leaders to realize the economic benefits of having this housing development located in our community.  The 250 veteran houses plus seven buildings with support services is a $39 million project that will create approximately 342 full-time construction jobs per year. Once opened, employees and the vendors that supply the community will certainly provide a boost the local economy.  That could be more than $7 million annually,” added Col. Concon.
Join us December 6, 2018 6-9pm at
East Tapas 6069 Park Ave
Memphis TN
for our Capital Campaign Kickoff
Please visit our website www.patriotvillagehousing.org for more information on ways to help this worthwhile cause or call Madeline Phillips at (901) 233-7673.

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