Saturday, Goodwill of Northern Michigan is celebrating its new transitional housing development for homeless veterans. The ribbon cutting is at 11 o'clock in Gaylord.
The complex will be able to house 24 homeless male veterans. It won't open quite yet, not until it gets some final approvals from the Veteran's Administration. Leaders hope that will come late next month or in early November.
Pam Cuthbert, Director of Veteran's programs Goodwill, says already 16 men have asked to move in.
"Guys who are chronically homeless, who have had in their past substance abuse or mental health issues, which may be tied into PTSD," she says. "But you do not have to have PTSD to qualify for this program."
Veterans will be housed in eight duplexes, three men to a house.
Play the audio above for more from Pam Cuthbert.