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County Supports Housing for Veterans and Homeless

Jun 25, 2024 09:27AM ● By Sacramento County News Release

Sacramento County approved the funding to Mather Veterans Village Phase 4. Photo courtesy of Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - On June 11, the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors approved the transfer of 2.2 acres of land and $3 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to the City of Rancho Cordova for the development of Mather Veterans Village Phase 4, located on the former Mather Air Force Base. This project will provide new affordable housing and services for homeless and disabled veterans and homeless families at very low incomes.

Mather Veterans Village is collaborative effort between Sacramento County, the City of Rancho Cordova, Mercy Housing California and Nation’s Finest. This initiative builds upon the success of three previous phases, which serve more than 160 formerly homeless veteran households. Phase 4 will include a three-story building with 70 apartments, 58 one-bedroom units,12 two-bedroom units, a community building and parking for 45 cars.

Sacramento County has more than 75,000 veterans. The latest point in time count shows there are nearly 600 veterans currently homeless and more than 60% are unsheltered. The Mather Veterans Village Phase 4 project aligns with ongoing efforts to expand access to housing and supportive services within the county.

“This project is a significant step forward in providing much-needed support to our homeless and disabled veterans,” said Emily Halcon, director of Sacramento County’s Department of Homeless Services and Housing. “We're proud to contribute land and create additional permanent supportive housing and affordable units for our veterans that are exiting homelessness.”

Said Fifth District County Supervisor Pat Hume, "This collaboration shows our commitment to supporting those who have served our country and those who are in need. It's a hopeful sign of what we can achieve when we work together."

The conveyance of the land and allocation of American Rescue Plan Act funds to the City of Rancho Cordova is being coordinated by Sacramento County’s Office of Economic Development and the Real Estate Division. For more information on the Mather Veterans Village, visit the Veterans Housing Development Corporation website at