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Abilene becomes first Texas city to house all homeless veterans

Posted at 1:25 AM, Mar 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-03 02:27:17-05
PHOTO: A member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars at a ceremony on Veteran’s Day, Photo Date: 11/9/2018 (Image License
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City officials in Abilene are touting their achievements in becoming the first Texas city to house all homeless veterans.

According to WOAI-TV in San Antonio, Abilene Mayor Anthony Williams launched a challenge to end veterans’ homelessness within 100 days.

He says they achieved their goal.

READ MORE: City of Abilene becomes first city in Texas to house all homeless veterans, 9th in America

Abilene Mayor Williams said the idea is to find housing for homeless veterans, which could help them turn their lives around.

But according to the Abilene mayor, he said they’ll continue working to reduce the overall homeless population in the city of Abilene.