homeless veterans

Former Homeless Veteran Settles Into New Home

Nov 10, 2016
Alexandra Mosher

A few months ago, a private developer transformed dilapidated apartments in Reno into housing for homeless veterans. Reno public radio’s Alexandra Mosher [Moe-sure] visited one of the new tenants to see how he is settling in.  

“This is my living room. It's not that big, but I enjoy it."

U.S. Air Force veteran, Curtis Thomas lost his home in Las Vegas after he was sent to prison in 2014. Thomas knew that he needed to change his life around so in prison he began contacting Veteran’s Affairs and when he was released they temporarily set him up in a hotel room.

Noah Glick

Nevada Democratic Congressional Candidate Chip Evans held a veterans’ town hall event in Sparks last night. It comes on the heels of a similar event last month from his opponent Mark Amodei.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick was there and has more.

Twenty-one homeless veterans in Reno will soon have a roof over their heads. Our News Director Michelle Billman has the story.

A few months ago, the apartments at 1560 Mill Street were close to uninhabitable. 

"There were critters in places where critters shouldn't be. There were hypodermic needles in some of the carpeting. These are small, one bedroom units and there were at some places, two or three people living in them."

Congress is considering a bill to help the children of homeless veterans.  Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray reports Senator Dean Heller of Nevada is pushing to get this legislation passed.