November 10, 2022

New affordable housing project focuses on veterans

A ribbon cutting for Proctor Place.  - Jill Sheridan WFYI

A ribbon cutting for Proctor Place.

Jill Sheridan WFYI

A new affordable housing complex is open on the west side of Indianapolis.  The project gives special attention to provide permanent supportive housing for veterans.

The new building brings 61 affordable housing units with 15 designated for veterans. The city worked with the developer, HVAF and others to build the project in a way that will be sustained by using a combination of tax credits, vouchers and grant funding.

HVAF CEO Emmy Hildebrand said the $12 million, three-story building also provides onsite case management, supportive services and transportation

“In addition there are several amenities for residents of Proctor Place including a community room with kitchenette, multiple free computer stations and free wifi throughout the building, secure bicycle storage on each floor and an outdoor community space,” Hildebrand said.

Proctor Place is named after Sgt. Joey Proctor who was killed while serving with the Indiana National Guard in Iraq.  Former HVAF CEO Brian Copes said Proctor saved lives that day as a compound was being attacked.

“And Joey stepped up, faced off against the truck, fired 25 rounds, killing the driver and in the process causing the vehicle to detonate, Joey was mortally wounded,” Copes said.

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the new complex builds on a 2018 plan the city made to end homelessness.

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