San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs joined A Community of Friends (ACOF), at a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 9, of an 80-unit housing development in Redlands for veterans and their families with mental health services and programs provided onsite by U.S. Vets’ case managers and substance use recovery specialists.

Liberty Lane is a $51 million development and collaborative venture with Western Community Housing (WCH), ACOF and many state, city and county partnerships including Community Development and Housing and is expected to open by 2026. Liberty Lane reflects the county’s efforts to help homeless veterans move into affordable, permanent, and stable housing.

“Our veterans have made significant sacrifices to protect our freedom. It is our duty to prioritize the provision of safe housing and support services for these citizens,” said Board of Supervisors Chair and Third District Supervisor Dawn Rowe, who spoke at the event. “Liberty Lane aligns with the Countywide Vision by creating a sense of community and offering residents an outstanding quality of life.”

County Veterans Affairs is optimistic that the combination of supportive services and affordable housing will offer veterans and their families the stability they need to remain in their homes.

“Projects like these address our vision to provide long-term housing for homeless veterans in our county with a holistic approach for the quality of life they deserve,” said San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs Director Ralph Duarte.

For information about services for veterans provided by San Bernardino County Veterans Affairs, call (866) 4SB-VETS.

Additional County Update News – December 15, 2023

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