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Federal cuts force WDVA to stop housing homeless veterans

Federal funding cuts will spell the end of housing for homeless veterans at two of Wisconsin's three veterans' homes by the end of the year, officials say.

Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Daniel Zimmerman sent a letter to veteran advocacy groups last week warning of the changes. The Wisconsin American Legion provided the letter to news outlets on Thursday.

The letter states that federal funding has been eliminated for the Veteran Housing and Recovery Programs at King and Union Grove and will end in September. Funding for the program at the Chippewa Falls veterans' home will continue on a conditional basis, Zimmerman wrote. The letter offered no...