On this Fourth of July, New Orleans city and civic leaders are vowing to end the problem of homeless veterans in the city.
They made the big announcement at the World War II Museum.
The Council on Homelessness will team up with veterans groups, landlords, and others.
For people like Lisa Carey, it’s great news.
Carey operates a group called Veterans Housing Outreach Ministries. The group has housing facilities for homeless veterans in New Orleans and Jefferson Parish.
“We have that place. We have it available. We have it immediately. If we can just get started today, we have over 50 spots that are waiting for veterans, a home. Get them off the streets. And it’s very important to do that today,” Carey told WGNO News moments after the big announcement at the museum.
Carey is also working on a large housing facility in St. Charles Parish. She says she needs help to finish refurbishing the facility. She’s also asking for help to get through some of the red tape in the parish’s permitting processes.
If you would like to help Carey’s program, you can find more information about it at www.VeteransHousingOutreach.webs.com