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CHICAGO -- Approximately 270 homeless veterans living on the streets and in shelters in Ohio will soon find a permanent place to call home.

U.S. Housing and Urban DevelopmentSecretary Shaun Donovan and U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsSecretary Eric K. Shinseki announced today that HUD will provide $60 million to local public housing agencies across the country to provide permanent supportive housing to homeless veterans, many of whom are living with chronic disabling conditions.

Ohio will receive more than $1.35 million to assists its homeless veterans.

That includes, locally:

  • Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority in Lorain through theCleveland VA Medical Center and the Lorain Community-Based Outreach Clinic$129,780 to house 25 veterans
  • Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority in Youngstown through theCleveland VA Medical Center and theYoungstown Outpatient Clinic$100,748 for 20 veterans
  • Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority in Cleveland through theCleveland VA Medical Center$389,340 for 75 veterans