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Housing for homeless veterans ribbon cutting

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The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors recently approved a new project that will house local homeless veterans and Tuesday, those vets got a look at their new home.

The home is called, "The Freedom House". It has 6 bedrooms, one for each vet.

Veterans will pay 30% of their income in rent.

The Good Samaritan Shelter worked with the Housing Authority and the County of Santa Barbara to purchase the house.

"This is a huge need. We probably have 40 vets that we could house today but today we're going to be able to house 6 of them," said Sylvia Barnard, executive director of the Good Samaritan Shelter. "We're really excited for that and they are excited for that as well.
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Those residents will move in by the end of the week.

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