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Mayor Keller Announces USS Albuquerque Coming Home and New Veteran Housing Programs

Veterans Day remarks focus on city’s enhanced efforts to help Veterans in the Duke City.

ALBUQUERQUE – In remarks at the Veterans Day Ceremony, Mayor Tim Keller shared updates on the work that city government and its partners are advancing to support and honor Albuquerque’s veterans.

Mayor Keller’s remarks can be viewed here and a directory of resources for Albuquerque veterans can be found online at the Mayor’s Veterans Resource Center. The largest initiative discussed by Mayor Keller is a one-million-dollar grant being awarded to the Veterans Integration Center to support the construction of a new transitional housing campus. The project will provide quality transitional housing and support for 100 households exiting homelessness each year.

The City is also deepening its work with the Veterans Administration and exploring the opening of a VA office within the Gateway Center at Gibson. The Gateway Center is a 24/7 emergency shelter with wrap-around health care, employment, and housing services that is opening this winter. (read more)

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