March Air Reserve Base Transitional Housing
Location: Riverside, CA
Builder: Coachella Valley Housing Coalition/U.S. Veterans Initiative
The US Vets multifamily project will offer transitional housing for veterans located at the March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County. The complex was planned and designed to create a walkable, campus-like setting to provide a nurturing, rehabilitative environment. Providing housing, meals, and career training counseling for veterans, the program makes the transition back into civilian life as smooth as possible. The housing component is comprised of three different programs. The VIP (Veterans in Progress) program provides short-term dorm-style housing with on-site counseling for veterans at high-risk. The Efficiency program provides single-room occupancy units for veterans who are being re-trained for the job market or for those who have found work but are in need of low-cost housing. The third component accommodates the families of veterans who are also in need of low-cost housing. This project is designed to be LEED Certified with all the three- and four-story Type-V buildings. The March Veteran’s Building 1 Project has received LEED BD+C: Multifamily v4 Gold Certification.