Some homeless veterans in La Crosse now have a place to call home.
Officials with the La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness say they are well on their way to end veteran homelessness by Christmas. The 100 day goal started about a month ago, following visits from a national homeless consultant to La Crosse.
The collaborative has already found permanent housing for a quarter of the homeless veteran population within the city.
"The rest of the veterans have been hooked up with agencies who are going to help them find their housing. Different programs are associated with different veterans based on their eligibility for services,” said La Crosse Collaborative to End Homelessness Chair Kim Cable.
The Collaborative’s overall goal is to end all homelessness in La Crosse. Targeting the homeless veteran population is the first step towards that goal.