A new housing project in Gallup, New Mexico, that could cost as much as $10 million to build and will be geared especially for veterans, is in the process of securing funding.
The housing complex will also offer a variety of supportive services to its residents.
The project, which could see the construction of up to 40 units, is being led by the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services of Gallup and is expected to receive funding from a variety of sources.
As currently planned, the units will measure around 500 to 600 square feet.
Officials tasked with making the project become a reality have held a series of public input meetings in Gallup, explaining in particular the need to provide housing for both low-income veterans, as well as those who are classified as both homeless and disabled.
The project is being done in conjunction with the City of Gallup as well as the Duluth, Minnesota-based LeBeau Development.
LeBeau Development has been particularly involved with creating housing projects for homeless Native American veterans.
Support for the project could come from gap funding through a Federal Home Loan Bank, as well as from New Mexico Mortgage Authority tax credits.
Besides securing all of the needed funding, a move is additionally underway to find a suitable location for the new Gallup housing complex.
The Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services is the product of an early 1980s merging between the Rehoboth Christian Hospital and the McKinley General Hospital.
It is the primary hospital facility in both northwestern New Mexico as well as eastern Arizona.
By Garry Boulard
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