Today, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a new photo essay that focuses on HELP USA’s Philadelphia V apartment building. In partnership with HUD, HELP USA transformed an abandoned, historic elementary school called Spring Garden into the Lural Lee Blevins Veterans Center.

The project preserved 37 units of senior housing with a veterans preference, including 12 units that will be set aside for homeless and/or veterans with special needs. Given the needs of the senior and veteran populations, the redevelopment prioritized providing special accommodations for this population. Additionally, the project has supportive services for the veterans, including a neighborhood health center, access to Veteran’s Affairs services, and other senior-related assistance.