Tomah to receive $180,000 for homeless veterans

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TOMAH, Wis. (WMTV) -- Tomah will receive $180,000 to address veteran homelessness thanks to financing from the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. In a release from the Office of the State Treasurer, it states the money will be used by the Veteran's Assistance Foundation to renovate four new apartments to provide transitional housing, rapid re-housing, and homelessness prevention for veterans and their families in the Tomah area.

“Veterans have made incredible sacrifices for our nation, and yet despite their service, they sometimes fall through the cracks and need our support. I am proud we can serve this important community,” stated State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski, Board Chair.

Nearly 80,000 veterans are homeless on any given night, according to the Department of Veterans' Affairs.