A Community for Veterans with Disabilities and their Families
Duval Park will have property amenities that include a gated entrance, a massive clubhouse with fitness center, computer room/library, counseling rooms, and a multi-purpose room, a swimming pool with sunning deck and a cabana entertainment area, a playground/
tot-lot, and a mail kiosk/gazebo.
Our community seeks to support wounded veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and are transitioning out of Bay Pines VA Medical Center, James Haley Veterans Hospital, and the Tampa Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center. Suffering from both physical disabilities-some resulting from traumatic brain injuries-and mental health conditions, such as post-traumatic stress, these veterans wish to live a more independent life; however, they still require healthcare and supportive services.
Duval Park will provide veterans with a permanent residence, aid in finding employment, and continued access to community-based services. Boley Centers' Director of Housing Development Jack Humburg expresses this vision: “We are proud to be a part of Duval Park, a development that serves veterans and their families and allows residents to acquire long term leases.”
Duval Park will offer private apartments to serve a broad range of veterans with varied incomes - with 40% of its units for individuals and families with incomes at or below 60% of the area median income (AMI). In addition, Duval Park will help to combat the difficulties female veterans encounter when trying to find supportive housing, as there are very few housing options in Florida available to them. All residents will have private units and Duval Park looks forward to housing single-parent families, as well.
Each building at Duval Park will be one or two-stories high to allow for 30 percent of the units to be a “higher standard” of accessibility for residents in wheelchairs. Duval Park has committed to achieve green building certification through the National Green Building Standard (LEED), making the development both environmentally sustainable and energy efficient. To provide a campus feel, an 8,000-square-foot green space will be located in the center of the property and is expected to contain a resident-approved memory garden.