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Homeless vets in Calgary could be in renovated apartments by Christmas

CALGARY – Homeless veterans in Calgary will soon have a place to call home.

The Calgary Homeless Foundation purchased a 16-unit building in southwest Calgary with funding from the Alberta government.

The foundation says it will also provide a support program to help veterans work on the issues that led to their homelessness.

The foundation hopes it can get community help to pay off the $750,000 mortgage it has on the building so it can keep rents low for the veterans.

With the mortgage in place, veterans will pay $680 per month in rent, but with help to pay it off, rents will drop to about $400 per month.

CEO Mike Richter says Remembrance Day is more than wearing a poppy – the community has an obligation to look after veterans.

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