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Fargo approved as priority for future VA Fisher House construction

FARGO – The Fargo Veterans Affairs Health Care System has been approved as a priority for future VA Fisher House construction to provide temporary accommodations at no charge for the families and caregivers of veterans receiving care at the Fargo VA Medical Center.

A timeline for construction of the Fargo VA’s Fisher House has not yet been established. The homes are constructed by the Fisher House Foundation on government land. Upon completion, the houses are donated to VA or the Department of Defense, which then has responsibility for the operation, maintenance, upkeep and staffing.

Since 1994, the successful partnership between VA and the Fisher House Foundation is best known for a network of comfort homes, where military and veterans’ families can stay at no cost while a loved one is receiving treatment.

Fisher Houses have up to 21 suites, with private bedrooms and baths. Families share a common kitchen, laundry facilities, a warm dining room, and an inviting living room.