TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- The Veterans Affairs hospital in Tuscaloosa will soon provide housing for homeless veterans.
The Tuscaloosa News reports the agency has gotten the go-ahead to use an $11 million apartment complex as homes for veterans without a place to live.
The 50-unit, 83-bed Valor Grove complex is under construction on the Tuscaloosa VA grounds. Most of the work should be complete by the end of September.
Although the housing is classified as being transitional, residents will likely stay there on a long-term basis.
Tuscaloosa isn't the only Veterans Affairs site offering transitional care for the homeless. About 25 VA medical centers are doing the same nationwide.
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans says veterans account for about 23 percent of homeless people in America.