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Veterans Village Housing Services Coming To Location Near Nellis

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Credit: DRI Foundation

Volunteers from with the DRI Foundation, affiliated with the Disaster Recovery Institute, took a break from their meeting in Las Vegas to help out at Veterans Village apartments on East 21st Street. Veterans Village relies on donated labor for much of its rehab work.

Veterans Village, which provides transitional housing to veterans and others at risk of homelessness, is expanding into a neighborhood near Nellis Air Force Base.

The base and nearby Veterans Affairs healthcare services draw indigent veterans to the area, said Arnold Stalk, founder and head of Veterans Village.

He said he expects the old Aviation Motel at Craig Road and Las Vegas Boulevard to reopen as a Veterans Village campus in about a year, after the purchase is completed and the building is rehabilitated.

Stalk said he expects to rely on volunteers for the work, as he has for improvements of the first two campuses.

The location near the air base will be the third Veterans Village and the first outside of downtown Las Vegas. Stalk said he is scouting locations in Henderson for the next Veterans Village expansion

The 52 units near Nellis will bring to 378 the number managed by Veterans Village. Stalk said he plans to up that to 1,000 in three years.

Credit: DRI Foundation

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Arnold Stalk, Veterans Village founder