Sunday, July 16, 2017

Homeless Veterans Taking Over Motel

Former motel to house homeless veterans in North Charleston
Post and Courier
By Warren L. Wise
Jul 14, 2017
"We decided to redo the motel for vets because we wanted to give a little bit of something back to the men and women who served our country," said John Saukas, a partner in Ankajo Properties LLC, which has a 20-year lease on the site and is pumping $1.3 million into its renovation.
Patriot Villas, a new housing facility for homeless veterans in North Charleston, held its grand opening Friday in the former Catalina Inn on Rivers Avenue. Brad Nettles/Staff
An aging North Charleston motel will soon house some of the Charleston area's homeless veterans.

The former Catalina Inn on Rivers Avenue is being transformed into 74 studio apartments called Patriot Villas, set to open Aug. 1.

Lowcountry leaders and military officials formally launched the project Friday with remarks and a ribbon-cutting.
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