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Chesco vet housing project set to go

CHESTER COUNTY Vets housing project set to go EAST VINCENT As Chester County and the rest of the country work to end veteran homelessness, a developer is to break ground next week on a long-awaited apartment complex for veterans in the county.

CHESTER COUNTY

Vets housing project set to go

EAST VINCENT As Chester County and the rest of the country work to end veteran homelessness, a developer is to break ground next week on a long-awaited apartment complex for veterans in the county.

The project in East Vincent Township received $1.04 million in tax credits in May from the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency after two years of rejection.

Mission First Housing Group, the Philadelphia-based developer of the project, expects construction on the 48-unit apartment building to take about a year.

The building is to house more than 50 veterans in one-bedroom and two-bedroom units and three-bedroom suites. The apartment complex is to include the restoration of the historic Whitehall Inn, which is to house a live-in superintendent and be a social space for residents.

"This is a long time coming," said Mark Deitcher, director of business development at Mission First. "It's our first project in Chester County and our first large-scale veterans project, so we're really excited." - Michaelle Bond