Social Services

29 units of permanent supportive housing for veterans and their families opens

Written by Lindsay Tooker

In August local, state, and federal officials unveiled the Light Rail Lofts, located in the newly renovated 100-year-old office building at 4600 Main St.

The project is a collaboration between the City of Houston and Harris County. Houston contributed $3.4 million of federal funds to the $16.3 million dollar project, and Harris County utilized $9.5 million from Harvey disaster recovery funds toward the project.

Of the 56 studio apartments in the building, 29 are reserved for veterans and their families living at or below 30 to 60 percent of area median income. The building will also provide 14,000 square feet of office space for service organizations like U.S. Vets, offering in-house wrap-around services for veterans including counseling, transitional housing, and career services.

The City of Houston estimates more than 69,000 veterans live in Houston city limits.

Learn more about efforts to house those experiencing homelessness through Houston’s Housing and Community Development Department and Harris County’s Community Services Department. publishes every week.
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Lindsay Tooker

Lindsay has worked professionally in the nonprofit world since 2006 in both programmatic and development roles. She graduated from Baylor University in 2009 with a BA in Communication, and has specialized in grant writing and fundraising communications for more than five years.
Lindsay is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Junior League.