Mayor Rahm Emanuel is promising to end homeless for Chicago veterans by the end of next year.
The Mayor made that bold pledge during the announcement of a joint effort with federal and local organizations to help homeless vets.
The federal government is providing 80 percent of the $5 million needed each year to cover subsidized housing, supportive services, and other forms of assistance for homeless veterans.
Mayor Emanuel says the city will invest more than $800,000 and close the gap on the remaining funding.
The announcement was made Tuesday morning at Hope Manor Apartments on the West Side.
The complex is one of three permanent residences for city veterans.