Motel 6 transforming to affordable housing for veterans

Posted at 4:51 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 19:51:30-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- City leaders say they're looking for creative solutions to San Diego's affordable housing crisis.

One of the latest - turning a Motel 6 into an affordable housing complex for veterans.

On Thursday, Affirmed Housing broke ground on Zephyr. They say the complex will be a modern and rejuvenated community for 84 extremely low-income and homeless veterans. The project is funded by city, state and federal dollars.

Zephyr will feature new flooring and wall surfaces, updated bathrooms, and kitchenettes. It will also be ADA compliant.

While renovating an old building comes with challenges, like zone changes and code updates, developers say they'll be able to finish the project must faster than if they start from scratch.

Affirmed Housing hopes to have the project complete in 10-12 months.

The VA will assist and help veterans sign up for the housing.