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Historic Soldiers Home gets VA backing for restoration

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Milwaukee Preservation Alliance (MPA) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking responses from developers interested in rehabilitating a number of the Milwaukee Soldiers Home District’s unused historic buildings (Building 2 – Old Main, Building 1 – Administration Building, Building 14 – Catholic Chaplains Quarters, and Buildings 18, 19 and 62 – Personal Quarters Buildings) using Enhanced Use Leases (EULs).

EULs would allow the District’s vacant buildings to be leased long-term, restored, and used to provide housing for veterans who are homeless or who are at risk of homelessness. At this time, we believe Enhanced Use Leases (EULs) are the most promising way to restore and return these unused buildings to the service of veterans.

Responses to the RFP are due by 11:00 a.m. EST on May 18, 2016.

The the RFP here: Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Enhanced-use lease development project

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