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Construction set to begin on housing project for veterans

A housing project specifically for veterans in need will be appearing for the first time in Arizona.

A plot of land that will soon be Arizona's first veteran family housing project called "Valor on 8th".

It's affordable housing for those who need and deserve it and today was all about celebrating the start of construction after more than a year of planning.

They'll be building a 50-unit rental community on Rural and Eight Street with five market-rate, ground-floor units and 45 units specifically for female veterans and veterans who have children.

It's all thanks to a partnership between the City of Tempe, the Arizona Department of Housing, Gorman and Company Construction and an organization called Save the Family. Jack Taylor is involved with Save the Family and says she's beyond excited to give back to our vets.

"It's just such an honor to be part of this project, to touch those veterans who may have difficulty finding affordable housing," she said. "Perhaps they need additional support services to get on their feet for themselves and their families and those are the kinds of miracles we're going to see happen here."

Save the Family will offer services like free before-and-after-school care, a computer lab with training classes, financial literacy lessons and even job training and placement.

This one-of-a-kind housing for veterans is scheduled to open in about a year.