HELENA, Mont. -- Eight veterans who live in a Helena facility won't be left homeless if the facility shuts down, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs said.
The Montana Veterans Foundation is planning to close its Willis Cruse Transitional Facility because the VA reduced its funding.
The VA will make sure a long-term housing plan is in place for the veterans, said Mike Garcia, a spokesman for the VA Montana Health Care System. "Those veterans are not going to be left out in the cold," he told the Helena Independent Record in a story published Sunday (http://bit.ly/2nYdBJ4).
The facility had 12 beds, but the VA told the Montana Veterans Foundation in November 2015 it was reducing the funding to eight, saying not all the beds were being used.