United Way partner with Caterpillar, Victoria to rebuild housing authority apartments

Victoria County United Way have partnered with Caterpillar and the City of Victoria to rebuild twelve 2-bedroom apartments for low income residents.

The organization is looking to rebuild the twelve apartments to aid the Housing Authority of Victoria in finding permanent homes for low income Victorians.

The apartments, located on North Street, were deemed inhabitable after damage done by Hurricane Harvey.

The United Way are looking to completely re-build the apartments, including replacing the roofing and renovating the interiors, for later use by the housing authority.

“These apartments were in total un-inhabitable condition about the time of Harvey and Harvey sent it over the edge,” explained Dolly Stokes, Executive Director of Victoria County United Way. “With roof damage, insulation damage, water. So, they are being gutted. These apartments are being restored from the bottom up.”

United Way say they hope to have the apartments completely rebuilt and ready for new tenants by late May to early June.