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Veterans nonprofit plans 30 Joliet apartments

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JOLIET -- An Illinois nonprofit group is converting four apartment buildings into veterans housing in Joliet.

The Herald-News reports Veterans Housing and Employment Assistance is holding a town meeting Tuesday to discuss the plan to provide 30 apartments for veterans. Two of the buildings are currently occupied and two are under construction.

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The Wheaton-based group provides housing for low-income veterans and helps them find jobs. One of the organization's co-founders says it has created similar housing in Waukegan and has plans for projects in Elgin, Rockford and Dixon.

He says plans for one of the buildings were modified to include fewer apartments after city officials raised concerns about the number of units.

Organizers will answer community members' questions and provide information to potential contractors at the 6 p.m. meeting at St. Patrick's Church.

Information from: The Herald-News, http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews

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