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Project to provide housing for homeless veterans breaks ground

February 3, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A project broke ground Friday that will give homeless veterans a place to live at the Veterans Administration care center in North Hills.

Two buildings will be renovated to provide housing for 147 veterans. Each unit will be fully furnished with a full kitchen.

Because of its location, the vets, many of them disabled, will have close access to medical care and therapy.

"To see a project like this, it says that somebody does care," said Troy Williams, a veteran. "You know, I hear a lot of folks say thank you for being there for our country. But this is a way of them really showing it. But you know what, we want to thank those who help support us."

The project will be completed in about two years.

The builders have set a goal of hiring veterans to fill 10 percent of the construction workers.