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Paca House officially opens for Baltimore's homeless and veterans

Posted at 6:03 PM, Mar 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-09 18:29:08-04

BALTIMORE — There's new housing for the homeless and veterans in Baltimore.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake and Carolinas and Somerset Development Company and New Community Partners held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open Paca House.

The 92-unit housing development will provide permanent housing for the homeless and veterans.

The nearly $30-million renovation and new construction project is on North Paca Street across from Baltimore’s historic Lexington Market.

The complex is also close to important resources serving the homeless and veterans.

"Having that access to financial literacy programs, healthcare screening programs, having somewhere here who can refer and connect people to services that are not provided here as a guide and of course the workforce development piece these are all essential components," said U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen.

VOACC will also provide several services including behavioral health counseling and referrals, assistance with food, clothing, other daily living needs, literacy, job preparedness and training services.