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"We were built on the post-Vietnam single male population," she said. "The VA doesn't refer us single mothers with children. They don't refer us families because we don't have the room for them. That's why our future development is going to include housing for families and children."
Some of the units will remain supportive housing for homeless veterans, while others will be converted to accommodate older disabled veterans. She said these kinds of supportive services are important.