Veterans shelter slated to open in Montrose creates concerns among residents

Word that the Department of Veterans Affairs will be sheltering homeless veterans at the VA hospital in Montrose is creating some concern in the community. As the plan stands now, at least 50 homeless

News 12 Staff

Mar 17, 2006, 10:45 PM

Updated 6,637 days ago

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Veterans shelter slated to open in Montrose creates concerns among residents
Word that the Department of Veterans Affairs will be sheltering homeless veterans at the VA hospital in Montrose is creating some concern in the community.
As the plan stands now, at least 50 homeless veterans will be housed in a facility at the campus of the VA hospital this summer. Unlike the VA hospital, the facility will provide traditional accommodations. That means once the patients finish the four-month substance and abuse and psychiatric programs, they will be allowed to stay in the new facility for up to two years.
Local officials and residents are concerned that the facility could house sex offenders and others with criminal backgrounds. To clear the air, Congresswoman Sue Kelly (R-Katonah) is trying to get the VA and town officials together at the same table next week.


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