Veterans Transitional Home opens in Waterloo

Published: Mar. 2, 2017 at 7:04 PM CST
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There are about 30 homeless veterans in Waterloo on any given night, so a non-profit is trying to reduce that number by offering veterans a home.

Americans for Independent Living just opened its first veterans transitional home in Waterloo.

The home can house three men, which the group hopes to have living there next week. Each will have his own room and then share a living room, kitchen and bathroom.

The non-profit says the goal is to have the men live here in the home for about a year and help them find permanent housing and jobs.

"If they come in without a job we can get them employment through Goodwill then start helping them get their benefits through the VA," Americans for Independent Living Director Tim Combs said.

President Trump's foundation gave about $100,000 donation to the Americans for Independent Living to help it get started.