New veterans housing to open in New Orleans

An apartment complex in New Orleans is scheduled to be demolished to make room for a $30 million development project. The complex had been vacant since Hurricane Katrina and was an eyesore. The 12 new buildings that will be built in its place will contain 284 units and 25% of them will be used to provide veterans with free housing.

Operation Homefront, a nonprofit that helps troops, is partnering with Love Outreach Fellowship on the project. The development will be called West Point and will be located on Westbend Parkway in Algiers.

Phil Gibson, the director of Love Outreach Fellowship told a local news station that the facility will provide marriage counseling, budgetary counseling and educational guidance for veterans returning from the war.

Certain housing benefits are available to disabled veterans which may be based on your disability rating. If you are a disabled veteran who is fighting the VA to receive disability compensation, contact the veterans disability rights law firm of Veterans Help Group.