USA: Female Vets Returning From Iraq, Afghanistan Will Get Supportive Housing

Date: 
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Source: 
MidHudson News
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The Regional Economic Community Action Program will receive $575,000 from the federal government to support the redevelopment of a nursing home in Walden into supportive housing for 20 female veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who face difficult economic and other challenges.

The funding, supported by Reps. Maurice Hinchey and John Hall, both Hudson Valley Democrats, will be used to assist women returning home and facing serious obstacles and challenges.

Homelessness among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and particularly women vets, “has increased and become a tremendous concern,” said Hinchey.