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Officials break ground on
veteran housing complex

Associated Press, by Sophia Tareen

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Posted By:brianod1, 4/26/2013 3:15:34 PM

CHICAGO- A housing complex geared toward helping veterans at risk of becoming homeless will be built on Chicago´s South Side next year, officials announced Thursday. The Hope Manor II apartments, funded by federal, state and city grant money, will have 73 units, ranging from studio to four-bedroom apartments. Residents will have access to services such as job training, family counseling and mental health screening. The project expands on a concept started last summer, when the original Hope Manor opened on Chicago´s West Side.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 4/26/2013 3:36:09 PM     (No. 9298397)

The VA forces Vets to wait as long as 6 years to be approved for benefits they deserve. In the meantime, they lose their homes, cars, everything.
I´m a widow who is on her 17th month of waiting for death benefits from the VA.
73 units in Chicago? There are 7 Vets living in the woods near the VA facility I visit for help with my claim. It is a small city.
Please everyone, do a search and read Vets talking to Vets about their treatment (or lack thereof). Hadit.com is one.
Congress should hang its head in shame.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mustang flyer, 4/26/2013 3:40:54 PM     (No. 9298407)

A new housing complex in Chicago...no wonder it´s for veterans...who else would have a chance to survive the combat environment in this kill crazy city. Feel sorry for any veteran getting stuck living there...having to go to doctor appointments should be an interesting venture... after making it safely to your car, assuming, vehicle has not been ripped off and still has 4 tires, you may have prescription drugs with you on your return and therefore you have become a higher priority target... I´d demand to keep my M4 for health purposes...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lil dotty, 4/26/2013 7:24:10 PM     (No. 9298696)

#1, prayers and sympathy. It´s terribly sad to see our congress critters fight harder for illegal aliens than our own vets and families.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pinchem, 4/27/2013 4:23:10 AM     (No. 9298968)

South side Chicago? WAIT...isn´t that Obama´s old Community Organizing territory? Is that the home of all the gang killings?

I think I would live in the woods before moving to that area.


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