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Tuscaloosa VA to provide apartments for homeless veterans

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The apartments are scheduled to open in September 2014. Source: WBRC video The apartments are scheduled to open in September 2014. Source: WBRC video
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

A new apartment complex is being built to help homeless veterans in Tuscaloosa.

It's the latest effort from Tuscaloosa's Veterans Affair Medical Center to help veterans. They have run a a veterans homeless shelter for years.

Now the administration is building an apartment on hospital grounds for them.

Valor Grove Apartments is a combination of one existing building on the VA campus and a brand new one still under construction.

The $11 million complex will have 50 units and provide transitional housing for homeless veterans.

There are 25 single bedroom apartments and the other 25 have multi-bedrooms for those with chidren.

The VA has 50 vouchers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to help veterans pay their rent.

A spokesman explains how this housing helps veterans without a home.

"If a veteran returns from war with what we call invisible signs of war, PTSD, anxiety or depression, those things can lead to homelessness. So they're all intertwined," Damon Stevenson with the Tuscaloosa VA said.

The apartments are expected to open in late September.

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