Little Known Program Helps Get Veterans into Their Own Homes

Little Known Program Helps Get Veterans into Their Own Homes

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A number of veterans returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have run into problems finding decent housing.

Charles Scholl of Bay Minette is one.  He served three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan with the Alabama Army National Guard.  He suffers from PTSD, is temporarily unable to work, and therefore has a limited income.

Scholl says he is on list after list for HUD housing and VA programs.  The problem he says, is there is nothing available for him without waiting for his name to rise to the top of a list.  That could take months.

But News 5 has found a little known program called the Supportive Services for Veterans Families program.  It is a Veterans Administration program but is administered by the independent organization known as Housing First.  That's Mobile's Homeless Coalition.

The program provides money for a few months of rent and utilities and several other services to help veterans get on their feet, and on with their lives.

You can find out more by contacting Housing First in Mobile at 251-450-3345.

 

 

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