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Milwaukee VA 'Old Main' building will be restored into affordable apartments for veterans

Tax credits bringing new life to an old building on the grounds of the Milwaukee VA and giving service members and their families something they deserve, a roof over their heads.

The Old Main building here at the VA will soon be restored into affordable apartments for veterans and their families who are at risk for homelessness.

It's one of five Milwaukee projects that are getting more than 3 million dollars in tax credits from the state.

This particular project is getting 1.4 million dollars for its transformation.

Milwaukee Mayor Barrett spoke at the announcement today. He was joined by Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.

She says that this is a win-win. The building has a lot of history that deserves recognition and veterans need help.

"We owe them our support and our love and this is a place for them to stay. A safe place for them to rest peacefully at night after a job well done. That's what this building is going to be about," said Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch.

Restoration of the old main building is expected to be done by March of 2019. There will be 80 bedrooms inside. 

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