Valor on Washington grand opening

A grand opening ceremony was held June 15 for Valor on Washington, a six-story mixed-use building with 59 two and three-bedroom units of family affordable housing aimed to provide housing and a welcoming community for veterans and their families located at 1322 East Washington Ave.

All residential units within the building are occupied, and the first-floor commercial space is being occupied by Great Lakes Dryhootch, a veteran’s nonprofit organization. Valor on Washington has 50 units targeted to families with household incomes of 30% to 60% of the county median income. Nine units have unrestricted rents, which means they are rented at the going “market rate” and have no income restriction, creating a true mixed-income community.

Resident amenities include on-site social services through Great Lakes Dryhootch, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin, a community room, exercise room, playground, underground and surface parking, and close access to bus transportation, medical facilities, and nearby schools. Great Lakes Dryhootch has now placed its Madison headquarters at Valor on Washington and has created a space where vets can gather, celebrate, and support each other in a drug and alcohol-free environment.