Veteran-Friendly Housing

Looking For Veteran-Friendly Housing? You Can Find It In Zephyrhills!

The city of Zephyrhills on Florida’s Nature Coast was founded by a Civil War veteran in 1910, so it’s no surprise that the community is a welcoming retreat for veterans to this day. With the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) opening a new outpatient clinic, the area’s rich military history, and the close proximity to Tampa’s military bases, Zephyrhills is the answer for many veterans looking to retire.

In fact, Pasco County, where Zephyrhills is located, is home to more than 54,000 military veterans and their families. Many of these veterans have faced challenges in finding employment, health care, and housing as they reentered civilian life, but have found help in Zephyrhills.

MacDill Air Force Base, located west of downtown Tampa, is just a short drive from Zephyrhills. With two unified commands and other mission teammates, all branches of service are represented at MacDill, and their Retiree Activities Office provides a support system for retired veterans.

In addition, the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa provides comprehensive health care for veterans. Making doctor’s visits even more convenient, the hospital opened a community based outpatient clinic in Zephyrhills this year, specializing in family medicine and general practice.

Local government programs, such as Pasco County Veteran Services, and nonprofit organizations like Empowering Pasco Veterans also work to assist active members of the military and veterans, along with their families. And there are local property owners, including Kong Management Group, who are here to help.

Kong Management Group operates The Village of Zephyrhills, located just off U.S Route Highway in Zephyrhills, a mobile home and RV park developed with a mission to provide veteran-friendly and affordable housing for seniors 55+. This year, the property has been transformed from a traditional park to a village of tiny homes, offering affordable, permanent housing for retirees and military veterans!

The Village of Zephyrhills works with the VA and the Pasco County Housing Authority to make quality housing available to veterans in need. The federal HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program combines rental assistance through Section 8/Housing Choice Vouchers provided by local housing authorities with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The program makes it possible for homeless veterans to obtain affordable and sustainable housing in the private market.

In addition to rents that are affordable for people on a fixed budget, Kong Management Group feels that providing a sense of community is also very important. The amenities at The Village of Zephyrhills are tailored to the interests and needs of senior and veteran residents. Security features help give veterans peace of mind, and residents appreciate how caring the community is.

Kong Management Group partners with local nonprofit organizations, such as One Community and St. Vincent de Paul, to make sure all residents – especially military veterans – have the support they need.

With active veterans groups, including American Legion Post 118, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Amvets Post 550 of Florida, the community also comes together annually for a Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony and Parade in downtown Zephyrhills. And, every day, the service of military members is honored at the Zephyrhills Museum of Military History.

With the belief that everyone should “Live Your Way,” The Village of Zephyrhills offers a wide range of housing options for veterans. All units within the age-restricted community are updated with modern bedrooms, living areas, kitchens, and storage space. The landscape around the property is serene, and it is close to medical facilities, recreational opportunities, and local businesses – making it the perfect place for military retirees!

Kong Management Group says that its overall goal is to create a safe, secure, and livable senior community – unlike any other in Zephyrhills! If you are interested in more information about available rentals at The Village of Zephyrhills, please contact Kong Management Group at (866) 499-9026 or info@kongmg.com today.

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