Donations Encouraged to Support the Development of “Patriots by the Lake”
HOUSTON, TX – June 12, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Plans to develop the nation’s first-of-its-kind mixed-use waterfront community designed for and dedicated to veterans are now officially underway. The innovative development, known as Patriots by the Lake, is intended to offer veterans high-quality health care services, a combination of housing options, and an array of amenities and job opportunities for them and their families.
The concept for Patriots by the Lake was initiated by the Harris County Housing Authority (HCHA), which has purchased 91 acres of waterfront property located on West Lake Houston Parkway where the development will be built.
“Patriots by the Lake will be a place of pride for the Houston region, and a living monument to honor our troops and the sacrifices they have made for us,” said Marvalette Hunter, Chief Operating Officer for the HCHA. “It will serve as a national model for how America provides housing and support services for veterans,” she said.
In addition to offering housing and amenities, Patriots by the Lake will also include a host of memorials recognizing those who have served. Replicas of some of the nation’s most famous monuments will be featured along with several new monuments designed especially for the 44 different parks and programmed open space that make up the development.
A Website has been specifically designed to follow the planning and development of this master-planned community and includes a Patriots by the Lake fund for supporters who would like to make a donation in honor of America’s veterans.
“Using our Website as a tool, we hope to reach potential supporters who would like to be a part of the tribute and help make Patriots by the Lake a reality. By bringing together both public and private funding resources, Patriots by the Lake will be a true public/private partnership,” Hunter added.
For more information about Patriots by the Lake or to offer a donation, please visit the Website at www.patriotsbythelake.com
About the Harris County Housing Authority
The Harris County Housing Authority operates housing-choice voucher programs and family self-sufficiency programs for more than 2,000 residents of Harris County. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has given the Authority its highest performance rating for six years in a row.
For more information on the HCHA, please visit www.hchatexas.org