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Governor Quinn Announces $5 Million Investment In Military Families

Gov Quinn today at 3809 W. 83rd Street where a marine reservist bought her first house. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Gov Quinn today at 3809 W. 83rd Street where a marine reservist bought her first house. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

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CHICAGO (CBS) – Janelle Hamilton’s a former army reservist who served in Germany as support for troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Home again, Hamilton found an apartment but wanted so much more for herself and her son.

“I had worked so hard to get here, save enough money and rebuilding my credit and everything,” said Hamilton.

She turned to Governor Quinn’s welcome home heroes program.

“We do not want anyone who is a veteran or anyone in Illinois to be homeless,” said Quinn.

The program features a 30 year loan and financial assistance with a down payment.

“I was ecstatic. Words cannot describe how happy I was,” said Hamilton.

Janelle Hamilton and her son. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

Janelle Hamilton and her son. (Credit: Michele Fiore)

And Quinn says, the state is allocating another $5 million to Welcome Home Heroes.

For more information about the program, visit www.OperationHomeFront.org and for details about participating lenders, visit www.ihda.org.