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Dublin receives award for Valor Crossing affordable veteran housing project

Complex provides housing option for military veterans in downtown Dublin

For its efforts to provide affordable housing to U.S. military veterans and their families, the city of Dublin has received an Award of Merit from the California Association for Local Economic Development (CALED), in recognition of its Valor Crossing affordable housing complex for veterans.

Awards were presented at the CALED 39th Annual Conference on March 28 in Anaheim, where Dublin won in the "Economic Development Collaboration" category, which recognizes projects that show exceptional collaborative effort between the public and private sector.

Dublin's economic development director, Hazel L. Wetherford, accepted the award on behalf of the city.

"We are very honored to receive the Award of Merit in the 'Economic Development Collaboration' category from CALED. Providing affordable housing in the city of Dublin has been a priority for the City Council, and working with Eden Housing on a number of projects has been very rewarding," Dublin Mayor David Haubert told the Weekly.

Located in downtown, Valor Crossing is a 66-unit veterans affordable residential project that was built in collaboration between the city, Bay West Development and Eden Housing.

Using land donated from Bay West Development and $6.4 million from the city's affordable housing fund, today Valor Crossing is open to veteran households earning 30% to 60% of the area median income.

"To receive the award for the Valor Crossing project is particularly satisfying because of our relationship with Camp Parks and our commitment to providing affordable, quality housing and support services for those who have served our country," Haubert said.

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