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COLUMBIA - A new campus for homeless veterans may soon be built in Columbia.

The Community Development Commission talked about the proposal of new apartments at its meeting Tuesday night.

The Columbia Housing Authority proposed building 25 one bedroom apartments on 4.2 acres of land.

The apartments will include full kitchens and bathrooms as well as a private entrance.

Veterans who are apart of Columbia Housing Authority's HUD-VASH program would be eligible to live in the apartments.

The veterans would only have to pay thirty percent of their salaries as rent.

Columbia Housing Authority C-E-O Phil Steinhaus says veterans deserve homes.

"We see a real need for this in our community and we have some great partners that we have lined up to work together to give our veterans housing they deserve," said Steinhaus.

The plan would renovate motel buildings located along Business Loop 70.

The project would cost approximately $6 million dollars and construction could begin as soon as February 2015.

To see the full details of the proposal, click here.

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