When One Door Closes
Shuttered Military Bases Offer New Opportunities for the Homeless
This article explains provisions under the Base Closure
Community Redevelopment and Homeless Assistance Act of 1994 that require communities near closing military bases to consider the needs of homeless people redeveloping the surplus property.
Groups providing services
to homeless people may apply to use the closed military bases to create shelters, transitional or permanent housing, food banks, job
training sites and other services for homeless people. This article gives
several examples of successful redevelopment plans that include such provisions
for the homeless.