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National Equity Fund Honored with the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans’ Outstanding Corporate Partner Award

Chicago-based National Equity Fund® (NEF) was presented with the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans’ Outstanding Corporate Partner Award at NCHV’s annual awards banquet last Thursday in Washington, D.C. The award is presented to corporate partners that have played a vital role in reducing the number of homeless veterans by more than 70 percent since 2005. […]

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Valley Brook Village A Finalist in the Affordable Housing Finance Readers’ Choice

Affordable Housing Finance is pleased to announce the finalists of its 10th annual Readers’ Choice Awards for the nation’s best developments of 2013-2014. The 34 finalists in nine categories were selected out of approximately 130 nominations. They will be featured in the July/August issue of Affordable Housing Finance and online at HousingFinance.com, and then subscribers […]

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Community Hope’s 13th Annual Flag Day 5K To Take Place at New Lyons VA Campus

Proceeds benefit the organization’s Hope for Veterans programs that will serve homeless and wounded veterans and their families struggling with homelessness in the year ahead. “This year’s event is especially important as we strive to save as many as 1,000 veteran families from homelessness and despair,” said J. Michael Armstrong, chief executive officer of Community […]

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The Y Launches a Volunteer Initiative to Benefit the Community

On Wednesday, March 26, a group of Somerset Hills YMCA volunteers banded together as part of the Y’s new ‘Togetherhood’ Volunteer Initiative to engage with the veterans in activities designed to improve their quality of life and provide social interaction. The veterans, who often experience isolation and feelings of being disconnected, live in Valley Brook […]

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Valley Brook Village Celebrates Grand Opening

The Supportive Veterans Housing Community, Valley Brook Village, now home to 62 homeless veterans, in Lyons, New Jersey was officially opened today, October 30, 2013, with a ribbon cutting and recognition ceremony. Valley Brook Village is a first of its kind VASH (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) housing community for homeless veterans, located on the Lyons […]

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Veterans’ Housing Project in Bernards Township Opens with First Occupant

The first resident has moved into a newly completed rental housing complex at the Lyons Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center off Valley Road. Known as “Valley Brook Village,” the three-building complex will provide 62 units of permanent housing for homeless veterans, many of whom work in an on-campus job training and transitional housing program. Bill […]

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Design Team Serving Nation’s Veterans with Supportive Community Development

Recognizing the challenges facing veterans returning home from overseas tours of duty — disability, depression, post-traumatic stress, lack of employment, and homelessness — experts from the affordable housing industry have been collaborating with veterans’ advocacy groups to provide supportive residential communities for returning servicemen and women. The most recent example, Valley Brook Village in Lyons, […]

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