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The Republican’s Veteran’s Day coverage addresses the need for housing for homeless veterans:
The keynote speaker at the city’s annual Veterans Day ceremony said the country should build housing so that veterans returning home with disorders won’t have to spend future holidays sleeping in the woods and under bridges.
Steven E. Como, the executive vice president of Soldier On, said his organization has already begun that mission by breaking ground on a 39-unit complex in Pittsfield that will be owned and run by the veterans who live there. Soldier On, which operates a homeless shelter for veterans on the grounds of the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Leeds, also plans to build veterans’ housing on that campus and at the former State Police Training Academy in Agawam, Como said.
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