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Veterans Guest House expands

By ThisIsReno

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The Veterans Guest House, which provides temporary housing for veterans and their families while undergoing medical treatment in the area, purchased the duplex property immediately adjacent to the current house. This additional property will provide a great opportunity for the organization to meet the growing needs of veterans and their families.

“Over the past six years, we have had over 17,000 guests at our current house,” said Noreen Leary, Chief Operating Officer, “Last year was our busiest year and this year we are experiencing a 15 percent increase to date, as veterans medical needs increase the need for temporary housing for veterans and their families also continues to rise.”

The purchase was made possible by a $200,000 City of Reno, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant is designated to expand housing services provided to veterans seeking medical assistance in Reno and their families.

The new facility will see their first guest by January 2011.

The majority of the guests are receiving treatment at the Veterans Administration Medical Center which treats patients from a 100,000 square mile area, from Bishop, Calif. to the south, Ely, Nev. to the east, Elko, Nev. to the north and Auburn, Calif. to the west.

For more information about the Veterans Guest House, call (775) 324-6958 or visit www.veteransguesthouse.org.

The Veterans Guest House provides United States Military service veterans and their families’ temporary overnight accommodations when receiving treatment at a medical facility in the Reno/Sparks area. It also accommodates veterans traveling to Reno for outpatient medical care. The majority of guests receive treatment at the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC). The VAMC covers 100,000 square miles from Bishop to Auburn, Elko and Ely. The Veterans Guest House is located at 880 Locust Street in Reno, Nevada.

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