Representative Dan Newhouse is in Yakima visiting the new veterans housing project and talking to local leaders about homelessness in the county.
Newhouse toured the former US Marine Corpse Armory building on Tahoma Avenue that will be remodeled and have around 41 units to house homeless vets and their families.
He says this will be a great place to fit the needs of vets and help them get off the streets.
“Homelessness is an ongoing problem certainly among our veterans. This is something we are trying to solve to provide them with a hand up to be able to help them through a very difficult period in their life and this is like I said a natural fit for this kind of a facility," said Newhouse.
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