New Housing For Veterans Built At Former Police Academy

Sep 17, 2017

Soldier On began construction in March 2016 to turn a former regional police academy in Agawam, Ma into housing for homeless veterans.
Credit Soldier On

New permanent housing for homeless military veterans will be dedicated Monday in western Massachusetts. 

The former Western Massachusetts Regional Police Academy in Agawam has been redeveloped into housing for 51 veterans in a $14 million project by Soldier On.  

The president of the local nonprofit, John Downing, announced the project after the state legislature voted to transfer the building to Soldier On in July 2010.

" This allows us to give them a safe, affordable housing with sustainable energy that they will be able to maintain for the rest of their lives," said Downing.

Soldier On has developed permanent housing for veterans at campuses in Chicopee, Northampton and Pittsfield.