Affordable housing can be built. It takes social entrepreneurs and philanthropists to brave the obstacles and the opposition. Reporter Tim Carrington with the Rappahannock-based Foothills Forum explains how the Hero’s Bridge Village illustrates the potential for creative housing solutions.

In Warrenton, a senior housing proposal illustrates both the potential for creative housing solutions and the local discord it might ignite.

Hero’s Bridge Village is a proposed 44-unit affordable housing community for senior veterans. The housing plan arises from a nonprofit organization serving a specific audience: elderly veterans. The project requires zoning changes, and some neighbors are uneasy.

“My hope is that it can be a place of peace and healing, and an example to the county that thoughtful, meaningful housing can be done within a small footprint,” said Molly Brooks, founder and chief executive officer of Hero’s Bridge.

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