Project NOW’s First “Honor Home” Ribbon Cutting & Tours Honor Home to Support those who Serve!
Project NOW is rehabilitating single-family homes and duplexes for veterans to rent at an affordable rate. Affordable housing means not paying more than 30% of your income for housing. A recent housing study, Silos to Solutions, indicates the gap of 6,645 affordable units in the Quad Cities.
The Executive Director of Project NOW, Dwight Ford, believes housing is the anchor of all opportunities and is excited to announce this new program. Local dignitaries cut the ribbon on the home today at 620 14th Street in Rock Island.
Ford says veterans who have supported and provided service to others, should also receive service and support when needed. “Our veterans often do not ask for much and choose to live a life of service giving to others. We are fortunate, as those which live in the Illinois Quad Cities have an opportunity to witness the support and service they give, as we are the home to an Army installation (Rock Island Arsenal). We are also close enough to witness those who continue to face financial challenges due to high unemployment rates after their transition from active duty and the economic challenges their families face due to the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact. This endeavor honors the commitment of veterans while strengthening our community service to one another! It’s about honor. It’s about a place to call home.”
The home is sponsored by donations from Estes Construction, Sisters of St. Benedict, United Way, Modern Woodmen of America and First Baptist Church in Molein. Humble Dwellings is providing all the home’s furnishings.
The other homes that will become Honor Homes are as follows:
505 13th Avenue Rock Island, IL
103 N. Elm Street Kewanee, IL
402 7th Street Moline, IL
929 12th Avenue Rock Island, IL
518 6th Street Rock Island, IL