Panel on housing for veterans set for April 23

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Even though fewer than 8 percent of the nation’s population have served in the military, veterans make up about 14 percent of Colorado’s homeless population. In Fort Collins on a single night in November 2010, 20 percent of the city’s total homeless count were veterans.

A panel discussion will try to answer the question of Housing for Veterans: Are We Meeting the Challenge? on Monday, April 23, 7 p.m., at the Harmony Public Library, 4616 S. Shields St. in Fort Collins.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Larimer County, the panel will include:
• Vanessa Stapert, Veterans Affairs, HCHV Coordinator.
• Amelia Powers, Case Manager, HUD Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing.
• Liam Merrithew, formerly homeless Navy veteran.

The presentation is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the LVW at 970-663-0599.