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County takes part in campaign to house 100 veterans in 100 days

05/20/2014 04:12PM, Published by ACL, Categories: In Print



Chester County is taking part in the campaign to "House 100 Veterans in 100 Days" and needs to find an additional 50 homes by June 27 to meet its goal.

The campaign began on March 17 in response to the federal government’s push to end veterans’ homelessness by the end of 2015. So far, 50 Chester County veterans have found permanent housing through U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Veterans Supportive Housing Vouchers, or through temporary financial assistance services.

“A key component of our success in finding housing for veterans is to identify a greater inventory of low-cost rental units throughout the county,” said Michael Hackman, Decade to Doorways administrator.  Anyone interested in taking part in the campaign, including landlords who would like to list available rental units, should contact Robin Senss, Chester County’s Housing Locator, at rseness@haccnet.org or call 484-999-6946.

Chester County-based agencies taking part in the Veterans Housing Campaign include the Chester County Department of Community Development, Decade to Doorways, the Housing Authority of Chester County, Veterans’ Multi-Service Center, the Coatesville Veterans Administration Medical Center, the Fresh Start Program, Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities Department, Opportunities Industrialization Center, Catholic Human Services, and the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

The campaign is part of the overall "Decade to Doorways" plan, which is Chester County’s 10-year plan to prevent and end homelessness. For more information, visit www.decadetodoorways.org.


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