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Gov. Hassan Announces New Housing Program For Veterans

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Gov. Maggie Hassan has introduced a new program that will place more of the state's veterans into permanent housing through a voucher system.

The Nashua Telegraph reports the Housing Choice Vouchers to Veterans Initiative, announced in Nashua on Tuesday, was established through a collaborative effort between the state, Harbor Homes and the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority.

Hassan said it's critical that the state's veterans "can live independently, and contribute to our civic and economic life."

Beginning March 1, the program will provide 25 vouchers through the finance authority to transition veterans into permanent living spaces. This will also free up space in Harbor Homes' transitional housing program for other needy veterans.

Hassan has advised any volunteers working with the homeless to ask if they are veterans.

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