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Ribbon cut for affordable veteran housing in downtown Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Some Lowcountry veterans will soon have a new place to call home. 

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Wednesday for new affordable housing apartments for veterans, located at 711 King Street. 

The newly constructed apartments are the first phase a larger project, which includes the renovation of additional units. 

Mayor Joe Riley, Councilmember James Lewis, Jr., Councilmember William D. Gregory and representatives of the Veterans Administration, Wells Fargo and Home Depot joined the celebration, giving remarks about the importance of this new veteran's housing project.

The housing will be available exclusively to low to moderate income veterans who earn 60-percent of the area median income. 

The money for the apartments came from the City of Charleston, which receives grant funding annually from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to facilitate resources that develop viable communities. 

This building is the first phase of a larger project for more veteran housing in the Lowcountry.

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