Michigan’s two largest cities are in line for brand new veterans facilities as early as 2019.
While the 120-bed facility in Grand Rapids will replace the aging Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, a similarly-sized facility planned for metro Detroit will be a new addition to the state’s Department of Military and Veteran Affairs long-term care system.
Though the necessary federal funding is not yet approved, the overarching plan received approval at the state level when Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills into law Wednesday, Jan. 11.
Michigan Sen. Dave Hildenbrand, R-Lowell, sponsored Senate Bill 1100, the main piece of the four-bill package.
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