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HUD secretary, in Baltimore, announces more vouchers for homeless veterans
HUD secretary, in Baltimore, announces more vouchers for homeless veterans

With the deadline set by President Barack Obama for ending homelessness among veterans now just a year away, U.S. Housing Secretary Julian Castro traveled to Baltimore on Monday to announce fresh funding for a program that helps former service members get into homes. The Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to spend $500,000 on housing vouchers for 60 veterans in Maryland, part of $13.5 million nationwide announced Monday. Officials say the program has helped more than 80,000 veterans since 2008. Castro said the vouchers reflect the recognition that when troops leave the military, "not all of them make a smooth transition back into everyday life." The...

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