“This is a major victory for veterans, preservationists and countless others who have worked tirelessly for years to preserve the Soldiers Home and its history. I am passionate about what these buildings represent for our nation and our community. I am excited that the Soldiers Home has a future, and that its future is rooted in serving veterans."
-Gwen Moore, U.S. Congresswoman
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Milwaukee VA Soldiers Home Historic District (Soldiers Home) on the grounds of the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center is a National Historic Landmark District, and one of Milwaukee’s most important historic assets.
As part of an Enhanced Use Lease (EUL) agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), The Alexander Company and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee are leading a team that has been chosen by the VA to restore and rehabilitate six of the District’s buildings. Under the proposal, the buildings will be renovated to include a total of 101 supportive housing units for veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Partners in the campaign include the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, Center for Veterans Issues, and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee.
Together, we can return these vacant buildings to the service of veterans
A coalition of organizations and volunteers dedicated to saving the Soldiers Home are launching a capital campaign to raise the private funds needed to restore historic buildings in the Soldiers Home Historic District to their original purpose - a home for veterans.
The campaign goal is $3M which will leverage an additional $37,000,000 to provide 101 units of housing for homeless veterans and provide community space and onsite veterans services. Partners in the campaign include the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, Center for Veterans Issues, and the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee.