(CBS) — It’s hard for young veterans with families to find homes, and they can end up homeless.

A group called Volunteers of America is trying to help.

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CBS 2’s Harry Porterfield reports.

Hope Manor II, a campus-like housing complex is bringing a new look and new hope to the ever-troubled Englewood community. Located at 60th and Halsted, it is the work of Volunteers of America and is dedicated to serving veterans.

“We try to create affordable housing that doesn’t look like affordable housing,” says Nancy Hughes Moyer, the group’s president and CEO.

Sharnay Buchanan, an Army veteran, moved in with her five kids a year ago.

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“It was hard to transition back to civilian life,” she says.

The development is 73 town house units ranging in size from studio to four-bedroom. Each comes fully furnished.  If residents have income, they are required to pay a portion toward rent, Moyer says.

Hundreds are on the waiting list.

 

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