Tarrant County to get skilled nursing facility for veterans

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Tarrant County Commissioners Aug. 6 approved the donation of approximately 12 acres that will be used to build a Texas State Veterans Home in Fort Worth.

The 120-bed skilled nursing facility will be constructed at 1100 Circle Drive next to the Fort Worth VA Clinic and the Tarrant County Resource Connection that houses 39 different agencies.

The undeveloped land was donated to the Texas General Land Office on behalf of the Texas Veterans Land Board.

Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, who is chairman of the Veterans Land Board, thanked Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and County Commissioner Roy Brooks for their help in securing the donation.

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“We are extremely grateful to Tarrant County for their generous donation of 12 acres of property to aid the VLB in expanding services for Veterans in the community,” Bush said in a news release from Tarrant County.

“Tarrant County’s thoughtful contribution will impact Veterans in the DFW area for years to come. I would also like to thank key leaders who helped usher along this process to ensure our Veterans have a place to call home, including County Judge Whitley, Commissioner Brooks, Mayor Betsy Price, Representative Collier and Senator Powell.”

Under the donation agreement, the Veterans Land Board must construct and open a skilled nursing facility within 50 months. The donation contains a reverter clause that transfers the title to the State of Texas as long as the property is used for affordable housing and skilled nursing for Tarrant-area veterans.

The Veterans Land Board had previously voted to accept the donation.

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Texas State Veterans Homes are self-supporting and are open to veterans, their spouses as well as Gold Star Parents.

– FWBP Staff

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