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Homeless veterans offered short-term housing, supports in Halifax

September 01, 2017 - 9:23 AM

HALIFAX - Homeless veterans in Halifax will get access to short-term housing in a pilot project described as the first of its kind in Atlantic Canada.

The two agencies involved — Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada and The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in Halifax — say two short-term accessible housing units are being provided to veterans of the Armed Forces or the RCMP.

The groups say the veterans will also get community-based supports to secure a long-term home.

They say the project launched one week ago and already a veteran has been placed in one unit.

Jim Lowther, president and CEO of Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada, says the potential impact of the project is overwhelming.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2017
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