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Exterior corner view of The Shield apartments, part of the The Salvation Army of Dane County campus, architecture by JLA Architects

The Shield


The Shield is a WHEDA-funded transitional housing development that includes both mixed-income and affordable housing. The Shield will be located on the Salvation Army of Dane County’s campus, next to the new Emergency Shelter.

A wide array of supportive services & amenities will be offered to assist residents, allowing them to stabilize their housing situations, increase their independence, & gain the tools/support that will allow them to break the cycle of homelessness or domestic violence.

The Shield has been certified as a Green Built project and credentialed by Focus on Energy.

Categories: Affordable Housing, Housing with Services, Multifamily
Location: 630 E. Washington, Madison, WI
Completion Date: Under Construction
Project Data:

Three-story building, including:
– 44 units, including 33 “set-aside” units for small families with special needs

Number of units: 44
Units per acre: 44

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“It has been a great experience working with JLA. They are very thorough, professional, and well spoken. They have been a huge asset on getting approvals thru the City process and we look forward to working with them more.”
— Steve Wolters, Vice President Healthcare, Miron Construction

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