Supportive Veterans Housing Groundbreaking in Knoxville, Tennessee

Community and elected leaders gathered August 16, 2023, with enthusiasm and respect in support of Veterans to break ground for Liberty Place, a 32-unit permanent supportive housing community undertaken by the Knoxville Community Development Corporation for veterans who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. HUD joined partners including the City of Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee Housing Development Agency, and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to celebrate the beginning of the $15 million project, which includes funding from both a HOME American Rescue Plan Community Development Block Grant and a Community Project Funding Grant through HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development. Liberty Place residents will be participants in the HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program, coordinated by Public & Indian Housing, that moves Veterans out of homelessness into permanent housing.

[As a part of the groundbreaking for Liberty Place Veterans Supportive Housing Community, the American Eagle Foundation brought to the event a 6-year-old Bald Eagle named Saphria, that was rehabilitated from injury by the Foundation, to salute those who have served.  Walter Perry, Knoxville Field Office Director; Calvin Whitaker, CPD Program Manager; and Jenny Stuart, CPD Community Planning & Development Representative, join Saphria and her handler to commemorate a special day in support of Knoxville’s Veterans.]
As a part of the groundbreaking for Liberty Place Veterans Supportive Housing Community, the American Eagle Foundation brought to the event a 6-year-old Bald Eagle named Saphria, that was rehabilitated from injury by the Foundation, to salute those who have served. Walter Perry, Knoxville Field Office Director; Calvin Whitaker, CPD Program Manager; and Jenny Stuart, CPD Community Planning & Development Representative, join Saphria and her handler to commemorate a special day in support of Knoxville’s Veterans.
[Walter Perry, HUD Knoxville Field Office Director, and Dr. Angela May, M.D., Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mountain Home Health Care, discuss ways to collaborate and reach more Veterans though the HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program at the Vet Center mobile outreach unit.]
Walter Perry, HUD Knoxville Field Office Director, and Dr. Angela May, M.D., Deputy Chief of Staff for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ Mountain Home Health Care, discuss ways to collaborate and reach more Veterans though the HUD-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program at the Vet Center mobile outreach unit.