Toledo, Ohio At any given time, 13-percent of America's homeless population is made up of US Veterans. So here in Toledo, there is a new facility dedicated entirely to providing housing for homeless veterans. It's called the Commons at Garden Lake, and it's located off Detroit in South Toledo. It has 75 one bedroom apartments. Right now there are 30 residents, it's hoped that it will be at full capacity by Thanksgiving.
The facility is funded by federal grants, and it requires that residents pay 30-percent of their income toward their rent, while public assistance pays the rest. US Senator Sherrod Brown stopped by the facility Monday to talk about how the Veterans Housing Stability Act of 2015 would increase veterans' access to permanent housing options. It essentially opens up more federal funding avenues, while expanding the definition of homeless veteran to include programming specific to women veterans, and those affected by the fall out from veterans homelessness.