From ABC 7 News Washington, D.C.:
On Veterans Day eve, dozens of formerly homeless vets in Prince George’s County have new homes.
They’ve qualified for vet-specific housing vouchers and have been paired with landlords and given keys during a special event in College Park.
"We ended up getting evicted and we were homeless for a while," Ashley said. "You gave the time of your life to this country and the country doesn’t have a place for you anymore."
But as of Wednesday, Ashley, her 5-year-old son, Hassan and all of the veterans here have a home, thanks to the Housing Authority of Prince George’s County and an influx of federal dollars for housing vouchers just for veterans. The authority has been working to pair landlords with those in need culminating in this meet and lease and other services event.
"These individuals have laid their life on the line for our country. This is the least we can do," Nathan Simms said.
Read ABC 7 News' article "Dozens of homeless veterans receive keys to new houses in Prince George's County," featuring the Housing Authority of Prince George's County.