money.jpgSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee announced today that a housing complex for chronically homeless and senior veterans in the city’s South of Market neighborhood has received a federal grant of more than $1 million.

The $1.07 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will go to the Veterans Commons housing project at 150 Otis St., according to the mayor’s office.

The complex will provide 75 veterans with permanent homes and extensive services. Ground broke on the project in November, and it is expected to be completed in January 2013.

“The men and women who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces deserve the greatest respect and dignity for having sacrificed so much for our nation,” Lee said in a statement.

“San Francisco is committed to helping veterans transition out of military service after returning home and providing them services they need,” he said.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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