On Thursday, December 19th, Legislator Sarah Anker attended a ribbon cutting ceremony held by Long Island Builders Institute (LIBI) for the nation’s first affordable housing subdivision exclusively for Long Island veterans who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Six US veterans received new homes in time for the holidays.
Long Island Home Builders Care, a charitable arm of LIBI, broke ground in May for the six lot development, aptly named “Veterans Way”. Homeownerswere required to meet certain qualifications, as determined by a committee of local, county and state commanders of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
“I commend Long Island Builders Institute for supporting our local veterans,” said Legislator Anker. “This housing community is the first of its kind, where all the neighbors are Long Islanders who defended our country in Iraq and Afghanistan. Today is a proud day for Suffolk County.”
The Building New Homes for Returning Veterans program was created in 2009 by Long Island Home Builders Care, and has been made possible through joint efforts of Suffolk County, private donors, local municipalities and members of LIBI. For more information, visit ww.lihbc.org.