LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- 45 homeless Kentucky veterans will be receiving housing and support services from the federal Department of Housing and Development.

HUD and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs said Wednesday that $197,651 will go to public housing agencies in Kentucky.  It's part of $75 million the feds are providing to house 10,450 homeless vets.

Public housing authorities will work with VA medical centers to offer the help.  VA Secretary Eric Shinseki said in a news release, "No one, especially veterans who have faithfully served our country, should become homeless. VA is committed to providing veterans and their families with access to affordable housing and medical services that will help them get back on their feet."

The money is part of a federal effort to end veterans' homelessness by 2015.  HUD estimates that homelessness among veterans fell by nearly 12 percent, which translates to 8,834 people, since January 2010.

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