Couple’s dream to build veteran housing edges closer to reality

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 15, 2021 3:37 PM CT | Published: March 14, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Debra and Paul Brantley purchased 13 undeveloped acres on Hawkins-Mill Road with the goal of building permanent housing for homeless and at-risk veterans.&nbsp;&ldquo;Once we saw the property and we bought it, it just came to our vision something that we can build&nbsp;</strong>&mdash;&nbsp;<strong>a nonprofit organization to help veterans,&rdquo; said Paul Brantley.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Debra and Paul Brantley purchased 13 undeveloped acres on Hawkins-Mill Road with the goal of building permanent housing for homeless and at-risk veterans. “Once we saw the property and we bought it, it just came to our vision something that we can build — a nonprofit organization to help veterans,” said Paul Brantley. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Paul and Debra Brantley started Memphis nonprofit BHW Estate with the goal of building permanent housing for homeless and at-risk veterans.

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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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