HUD & VA team up to provide shelter to 156 homeless vets

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Advocates for the homeless said San Diego has the third worst homeless problem in American and many of them are veterans.

But Thursday, there was hope for some of them. They will soon have permanent places to call home.

It is estimated there are as many as 1,600 homeless veterans on the streets of San Diego. Many of them are men who served their county, only to end up on the streets.

But those homeless vets are getting some help. Because a joint-effort between the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Veterans Administration, one 150 San Diego area homeless vets will be given permanent places to call home.

Built in 1914, the Hotel Churchill is undergoing a facelift under the direction of the San Diego Housing Commission.

Homeless vets, many say, should not be left to die on the streets, no matter how they ended up there.

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