December 2016National Equity Fund partner, Multi-Service Center, celebrates the grand opening of William J. Wood Veterans House, a new 45-unit affordable housing development serving veterans and their families in Federal Way, Washington, just south of Seattle. Read more.
Originally known as Federal Way Veterans Center, its new name was decided by a committee of veterans and active-duty service members representing every military branch. William J. Wood was an advocate for veterans having served in the Army as a warrant offi cer during Vietnam. He was a long-time member of the Vietnam Veterans of America and he helped create a veterans incarcerated program that assists vets with issues in the criminal justice system as well as helping them obtain VA benefi ts and counseling services. He was instrumental in passing the initiative creating the King County Veterans and Human Services Levy, which provides a broad array of services for veterans and their families.
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