Affordable housing community for homeless veterans opens in Loveland

LOVELAND, Colo. – Several veterans and their families were the first to move into a new affordable housing community aimed specifically at helping homeless vets and people who lost their homes to the Hyde Park Fire and the 2013 floods.

The Loveland Housing Authority helped several families move into the new community, The Edge, Friday morning. An official flag-raising ceremony was held to commemorate Veterans Day and the new community.

The community will house 70 families and is located at the site of the old Crystal Rapids Water Park.

The Edge is home to five apartment buildings, a clubhouse, community garden and playground.

Construction on the community wrapped up Wednesday.

“Our nation is experiencing the highest rates of homelessness by veterans ever,” said Loveland Housing Authority Executive Director Sam Betters. “After the 2013 floods, we accelerated our efforts to get this project financed and built as quickly as we could.”

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