The Executive Director of the Yakima Housing Authority says the federal government has given approval for a three year lease to allow the authority to turn the former Marine Armory on Tahoma Avenue into a center to help homeless veterans. Lowell Krueger says they just want to help those who've given to this country..."part of that help would be able to provide services in one location and also to help get many of them re-trained and back into the workforce."
The biggest hurdle, says Krueger was acquiring the building from the Department of Health and Human Services. Now to own the building the authority needs to secure grant funding. Total cost of the project is estimated at $10 million. If funding can be lined up the center could open in 2018.

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