Permanent housing for homeless veterans at old Walter Reed complex

Seventy-seven formerly homeless veterans will be the first residents of The Parks at Walter Reed, followed by 134 low-income seniors.

The Walter Reed Army Medical Center in D.C. shut down in 2011 after the military hospital relocated to Bethesda, Maryland, to combine with the National Naval Medical Center. The move resulted in 110 acres of surplus land, which was initially offered to non-military federal agencies. The General Services Administration and the State Department requested some of the land for a foreign missions center, leaving 66.5 acres in Northwest D.C. for transfer to the D.C. government and ultimately new development on prime land between Georgia Avenue NW and Rock Creek Park.

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77 formerly homeless veterans will be the first residents of The Parks at Walter Reed, followed by 134 low-income seniors

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