Five old brick buildings at Fort Snelling will be renovated into apartments for homeless veterans and their families, the Associated Press reported.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plans to construct 8 apartments in the five buildings on 6 acres, The Star Tribune reported.
Veterans with anything other than dishonorable charges will be able to apply for housing, the Associated Press reported.
The buildings will be permanent housing with multi-bedroom units expected to appeal to veterans with families and the growing number of female homeless veterans with children, the Associated Press reported.
Fort Snelling is part of a larger effort of the VA addressing two goals of ending veteran homelessness and reducing its inventory of vacant and underutilized properties, The Star Tribune reported.
The VA has entered agreements to provide more than 3,000 units of permanent and transitional housing for veterans at VA Medical Center campuses nationwide with another 1,000 units pending or underway, The Star Tribune reported.