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Housing project for homeless vets won't get state funds
July 03, 2015 18:49 GMT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Supporters of an effort to build cabins for homeless veterans say they will continue to pursue funding despite their failure to secure state dollars this year.

Lawmakers decided to carry over to next session two bills that would have helped fund Volunteers of America's stalled $4 million Cabins in the Woods project. The project aims to build 21 cabins for homeless veterans on the VA Maine Healthcare System's campus between Augusta and Chelsea.

Julia Wilcock, vice president for business development for Volunteers of American in northern New England, tells the Kennebec Journal (http://bit.ly/1HBDiVF ) that "it would be wrong" for her to not be worried about the project's future. But she said that she and Democratic Rep. Jared Golden of Lewiston will continue working to find the money.

Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/

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