Colorado Springs veterans targeted to get housing by year’s end

The nonprofit Homes for All Veterans is working to "effectively eliminate" homelessness among all Colorado Springs veterans before 2016, reports The Gazette. To do that, they'll start by offering hotel rooms, then a "more permanent place."

The project is modeled after a similar effort in New Orleans that housed 227 veterans. In El Paso County, about 300 homeless veterans seek services each year, according to the paper.

Program Director Craig Schlattmann says they'll be able to house those 300--with help:

"We need volunteers - we need the community to be engaged here, or we will not do this," Schlattmann said.