HELENA — Montana's two U.S. senators say the state will receive $325,181 in housing vouchers for homeless veterans.
Democratic Sens. Jon Tester and Max Baucus announced the grant Thursday, a day after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Housing and Urban Development announced they will give $60 million to local public housing agencies nationwide.
The senators said to receive permanent, independent community housing, veterans must qualify for VA health care, be homeless and participate in case management services.
Tester said returning veterans' success requires a safe place to live so they can find work, go to school and care for themselves.