Veterans Receive Housing In the Scenic City

CHATTANOOGA,Tenn.(WDEF)- No one seems to know for sure, but city officials say it can now handle any homeless veteran who may ask for help.

Several of them got a roof over their heads today.

That’s because state and federal agencies have come up with more than half a million dollars to build 4 homes for them.

A Groundbreaking was held this morning on Veteran’s Way with Mayor Andy Berke, the state Veterans Affairs commissioner, and other groups who helped.

The first is army vet James Cosey who has been living in a car.

He and two children will live there.

“That’s great!  That’s great. A lot of guys gotta help myself..hope they help many more out there…cause there’s lot of us out here like that….and they need help,” siad James Cosey.

“Most of the time when they send us a referral for one of the houses, they already know ah. The veteran’s service center here is really good to work with …and that’s where a lot of our calls come from,” said Deborah Hillin.

The Homes were built by Buffalo Valley, Inc. with funding from HUD and the private sector.

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