BASTION

NEW ORLEANS, LA

58 Affordable Homes

2019 Charles L. Edison Tax Credit Excellence Award Winner in the Veterans Housing Category

Bastion Community of Resilience, America’s first intentional community for veterans and their families, was developed by Renaissance Property Group in New Orleans, Louisiana. The first phase of the development, syndicated by Alliant Capital, provides 38 affordable homes and a wellness center that offers a free rehabilitation program for veterans with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other neurological conditions. The second phase, syndicated by CREA, adds 20 homes for veterans in need of greater support. Bastion is located 15 minutes from New Orleans’ new state-of-the-art VA Medical facility and has a public transit stop at the foot of the community. Bastion’s intergenerational, multicultural community is the crux of the service intervention. Younger veteran families live alongside retired military and civilian volunteers who give hours of service each week to support one another in critical times. Bastion maximizes social connectedness and community through inclusive collectives of apartment-style homes in clusters where front doors face a shared interior space.

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