VA Project for Homeless Veterans
They went where they were ordered to go from the snow of far-off northern lands to sunny tropic scenes. Now, they have nowhere to go. The transition from the battlefield to back home for many veterans can be a long and trying process. In a 3 to 2 vote, Alachua county commissioners approved a special use permit that will give many a place to call home. The permit will allow the Alachua county housing authority to purchase a hotel along Newberry Road just west of I-75. The plan is to convert the hotel into a facility for up to a 152 homeless veterans. It's a big need said a local VFW commander.
"Right across the street, you'll find tents out there. There are about 7 veterans living on the streets and that's just right across the street," said Bill Taylor.
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