|Groundbreaking February 2014.|
|The Denson Apartments for Veterans Phase 1, May 20, 2014.|
Phase 2 funding was approved by the City of Durham on May 5.
Photos by CASA.
Alex B. Denson, a Durham County EMG, Naval veteran, retired US Magistrate Judge, and long-time advocate for the Triangle community’s homeless, is working in partnership with the nonprofit Community Alternatives for Supportive Abodes (CASA) to build The Denson Apartments for Veterans. The construction project will offer a total of 23 units of permanent, supportive housing for homeless Durham veterans with disabilities.
“Any of us could suffer a tragedy, accident, illness or bad luck at any time that could cause us to lose our jobs, our possessions, and our homes causing us to become homeless. If that happens, we are the same people we always were, but we need a hand up to be able to return to independent living in safe, comfortable housing.
As a veteran, I feel that I am in a special group of people who have served their country, often at great sacrifice to themselves and their families. We enjoy the freedoms of our democracy today because of the many people who have made this sacrifice. They were there for us when we needed them. We need to be there for them when they need us, and CASA is,“ Denson said.
|Alex B. Denson: |
Durham County Extension Master Gardener,
Naval veteran, retired US Magistrate Judge,
and retired CASA Chairman.
|Members of the Town & Country Garden Club present a |
$5,000 check for landscaping. Photo by CASA.