Vouchers to help homeless veterans

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WALLA WALLA -- Homeless veterans in Walla Walla got an extra boost of housing this week when U.S. Senator Patty Murray, chairwoman of the Senate Housing Appropriations Subcommittee and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee, announced 25 housing vouchers worth $105,309 will be allocated to the Walla Walla Housing Authority to help local veterans get into stable housing.

The vouchers are part of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program.

"This is a great step forward in our effort to get veterans off the streets and into permanent housing," Murray said.

"These vouchers will provide critical support to veterans whose needs went unmet for too long, so that homeless veterans in Walla Walla will finally get the services they need and a permanent place to call home. (The) vouchers are a key reason why we are making real progress toward goals to finally end veterans homelessness."

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