Rutland joins battle to help homeless veterans - Rutland Herald

Helping the homeless is easier said than done. But Rutland city and non-profits have taken up the challenge.

"The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced this week that Mayor David Allaire had enrolled Rutland in its “Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness,” in which HUD provides resources to help municipalities reach federal benchmarks regarding veteran homelessness. “I got approached on that two or three months ago,” said Sharon Russell, head of the Open Door Mission. “I think veteran homelessness is a problem all over the country. We make a significant effort here.”

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