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Initiative underway to put 100 veterans in 100 homes

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A new program announced Thursday plans to put 100 veterans in 100 homes in 100 days.

The initiative was unveiled at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Dallas.

Among Dallas homeless' population, an estimated 14 to 20 percent are veterans.

A number of groups, including Habitat for Humanity, are working together to achieve the 100 homes goal.

"It's criminal, it's stupid, it's immoral for someone who has served us so well to be forgotten when it comes to housing," said Larry James of City Square.

Some veterans who return home battle many issues, including mental health issues and substance abuse.

This program aims to help those who have fought those battles and are looking to get some stability.

"I'm so happy that society is now willing to help," said veteran Michael Hancock.

The groups plan to celebrate a successful 100 homes initiative at the September 28 Heart of Dallas college football game between Louisiana Tech and Army at the Cotton Bowl.

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