North Central Florida Homeless Veterans Have a Place to Call Home
Over 100 homeless veterans across the North Central Florida are moving into a place they can call home for good.
It's part of a federal program called the veterans affairs supportive housing program, or HUD-VASH, intended to move homeless veterans into permanent housing. The program will give 75 vouchers to homeless vets in Alachua County and 25 in Marion County. Veterans selected for the program rent privately owned housing and generally pay no more than 30 percent of their income toward rent.
"It's great, you get to see men and women who have lived in the street for a long time, who have served our country finally get permanent housing a roof over their heads and get assistance cause their low income and thy are on a fix income every month," said Amanda Nazaro with the Alachua County Housing Authority.
Over 800 vouchers were given out nationwide this year. This is the third year the program has been in place.
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