Orting Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the orting village located?
The Orting Veterans Village will be located at the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Soldiers Home in Orting, a 181 acre campus with nursing and domiciliary facilities for veterans as well as other programs. The campus was first established in 1891 for veterans of the Civil War and is located 1.5 miles from downtown Orting.
Who will live in the village and what is the vetting process?
is this temporary or permanent housing? will there be rules?
Who will manage the orting veterans village?
The Village will be supported by Panza DBA Quixote Communities, a 501C3 non-profit organization. We will have three full time staff: An Executive Director, Program Manager, and Case Manager/Resident Advocate. We will also have an Accountant to help with the books. Our staffing model is based off of our current village, Quixote Village in Olympia. The Program Manager will collect rent, enforce rules, arrange for maintenance repairs, and manage the facility. The Resident Advocate will provide case management, link residents to services, arrange for educational and therapeutic programs at the site, and coordinate transportation to American Lake VA Hospital or other locations for services.
HOW WILL CONSTRUCTION OF THE VILLAGE BE FUNDED?
The Village will cost approximately $3,850,000 to build. This comes it at $125,000 per tiny home. That is 50% of what it costs to build an affordable apartment (including our large community building)! The Puget Sound Veterans Hope Center (PSVHC) has a $600,000 direct allocation in the state capital budget. Additionally, the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs has committed to provide the land to the project at no cost through a long term lease. Other proposed capital funding is:
how will the operation of the village be funded?
Panza and PSVHC are working to get project-based Section 8 or HUD VASH vouchers to supplement residents' rent to help cover operating costs. In addition, we are hopeful that Pierce County will provide funding for the resident advocate and other services necessary for the residents to succeed. The Village's capital budget includes $120,000 in capitalized reserves to protect the project from operating or service shortfalls for the future.
WHAT WILL BE IN THE COMMUNITY BUILDING?
What model will you use?
why tiny homes?
HOW MANY HOMES WILL YOU HAVE?
We will have 35 tiny homes and 1 Community Building.
WHAT WILL BE OFFERED AT THE VILLAGE?
will there be violence and crime?
what about drug use?
can i visit quixote village in olympia to see what it's like?