City leaders to reveal plan for homeless veterans

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Happening today, Tucson will be officially announcing its plan to put an end to homelessness for its veterans.

It is something Tucson News Now first told residents about a couple weeks ago.  Sounds like a pretty optimistic goal, but it is something the city has been working on for a while now.

Tucson wants to find all its veterans a place to live by the end of 2015, and the city thinks it can do that.

This idea is part of an initiative that was started by the U.S. VA and Tucson is one of 25 flagship cities which have jumped on board.

A few weeks ago Tucson sent a team of six people to a workshop in LA to work with the VA to get a plan together to do this.

Tucson News Now spoke with one of the team members from the city that went and she said they really want to cut some of the red tape and speed up the process of getting these vets in homes.

So the mayor and other city leaders will roll out their plan at a press conference this morning at 10 a.m. at City Hall.

There are currently over 300 veterans that are homeless in Pima County.

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