Mather Veterans Village Phase Two is underway. The renovation of an old Mather Air Force Base building called Bachelor Officers Quarters (BOQ) will be the future dining space and transitional housing portion for the Veterans Village. The BOQ buildings housed Air Force Navigator students attending training at the Base in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
Phase two, developed by the Veterans Resource Centers of America (VRC) and the City of Rancho Cordova, will provide temporary housing for 46 homeless vets. The project includes a large dining area, lounges, an exercise room, outdoor green space, and staff offices. The project will offer veterans in need a safe place, 3 meals a day, counseling services and vocational training.
Mather Veterans Village is being constructed over the course of three phases. Phase one, a Mercy Housing California project completed in 2016, provides 50 permanent supportive housing residences to previously homeless veterans. Phase three, also through Mercy Housing, is under construction and will expand this permanent housing by another 50 residences.