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50 homeless vets soon to get a permanent place to call home

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Posted at 2:43 PM, May 29, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-29 16:43:16-04

By Alexandria Autrey

SALT LAKE CITY – 50 homeless veterans that are living on the streets and in shelters throughout Utah will soon find a permanent residence.

Housing and Urban Development, Secretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced Wednesday that the HUD will provide $60 million to local public housing agencies across the country to provide permanent supportive housing to homeless veterans.

Utah alone will receive $291,804 to assist its homeless veterans.

“Our veterans have answered the call of duty. That’s why our nation has its own duty – to help homeless servicemen and women rejoin the very communities they have given so much to protect and these grants make it possible to help more veterans obtain housing, bringing us steps closer to our goal of ending veteran homelessness by 2015,” said Donovan.