Meta Housing is committed to providing affordable housing to demographics who are often overlooked or left behind within the housing system.
Loma Linda Veterans’ Village is just one example of Meta’s housing developments built for Veterans, and provides an 87-unit affordable apartment community for low‐income Veterans and their families in Loma Linda, California.
“One group particularly vulnerable to isolation and homelessness are American Veterans and their families,” says Kasey Burke, President at Meta Housing. In fact, according to U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, 40,056 veterans are homeless on any given night, and the ties to their situation is usually linked to traumatic brain injuries, PTSD, or another injury inflicted upon them during combat that rendered them with disability.
Loma Linda was designed to cater to Veterans with special needs who have faced the challenge of a severe injury, featuring amenities such as accessible units with larger door openings, grab bars, wheel chair turnaround spaces within units, as well as removable cabinets at countertops for wheel chair knee and toe clearance.
“In addition to filing a need in the community for affordable housing, each of our projects are constructed with our individual residents in mind. We aim to create environments that improve their daily lives and include easy access to community organizations and proximity to transit systems,” says Burke.
The apartment community features a mix of one-, two-, and three-bedroom floorplans, as well as a variety of amenities that encourage community interaction and engagement including large community areas, a clubhouse, pool, children’s play area, community garden, fitness center, barbeques, and basketball and volleyball courts, among others.