Louisville celebrates finding housing for 360 homeless veterans

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - In the past year, the city of Louisville has found permanent housing for 360 homeless veterans.

In 2014, Mayor Greg Fischer responded to President Obama's Mayor's Challenge to End Homelessness -- an initiative aimed at finding homes for thousands of homeless veterans across the country.

Fischer says the city was able to help with assistance from the VA, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and more than 15 local agencies.

"By getting into the VA system and getting into the support and taking advantage of all that y'all had to offer, I am now a homeowner and I couldn't have did it without each and every one of you," Ed Dowlin, a veteran homeowner, said.

New Orleans, Phoenix, Winston-Salem, Mobile and Salt Lake City are the only other cities to have reached Louisville's success.

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