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michaelcarter2009
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October 31, 2008 12:37 pm  

I heard they help veterans with housing there is that true? does anyone know?


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Marty on STT
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October 31, 2008 8:29 pm  

I would contact the VA about that...as a vet, I haven't heard of any special programs, but I am not a war vet, so maybe that's why....www.viphonebook.com, in the Gov't section.....


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jkleman
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November 1, 2008 11:39 am  

That would be nice if they did. I have not heard myself either. I am listed as a disabled vet even. If I hear anything i will repost.

Joe


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divinggirl
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November 2, 2008 8:40 pm  

My husband is a veteran and said that he has never heard of housing assistance here.


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Jim Dandy
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November 3, 2008 1:24 am  

If you are a veteran and can produce your DD214 you can get a few hundred dollar exemption on your property taxes. I guess that qualifies as helping you with your housing.

Jim


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GoodToGo
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November 3, 2008 1:15 pm  

I heard something on the radio last week about a 'quick loan' program for Veteran's but I don't know if it is specific to the V.I. or just happened to be the topic of the moment on local radio. Sounded like the loan program might be for housing or any other legitimate purpose (investing in a local business?) but I'm not sure as I only heard about a minute of the conversation.


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rkurpiers
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November 3, 2008 2:27 pm  

What's the latest on the old V.I. Hotel? I thought I read somewhere that this site is being proposed as a veterans residential facility.


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Trade
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November 3, 2008 5:56 pm  

That went down the tubes.


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East Ender
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November 3, 2008 7:47 pm  

Richard: You need to come back for a visit!! The plans went under because the funding source (some federal housing program) wouldn't allow for set-asides for veterans. The apartments are open and available for moderate income folks.


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rkurpiers
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November 3, 2008 8:54 pm  

East Ender,

Have you ever run into an old high school sweet heart some 20+ years later? Well I have, and let's just say that some things are better left as memories. ( No doubt she's saying the same about me. 🙂 )

A few years ago I made the mistake of visiting the old Michele Motel - which is where I grew up. Depressing. As you know, the motel sits in the valley below the old V.I. Hotel. I can still remember the sounds that came from V.I. Hotel every Thursday night when they held the turtle races in the salt water pool. I also remember the music that would emanate from the hotel whenever there was a big party held there - which was often. Heck, I still remember going to the disco that they built in the parking lot during the late 70's.

I'm not big on reminiscing. I prefer to live life in the moment. For that reason I find it a bit disconcerting when I come across places that bring back memories. It just serves to remind me that life speeds along whether you want it to or not. I would have stayed away from Sts. Peter and Paul except that I attended my niece's high school graduation there a few years ago.

I still come to the V.I. often but rarely spend much time on St. Thomas. Instead, I mostly spend time on St. John - which I did very little of during my time living there. So no memories to relive.

Anyway, too bad about the funding falling through for the veterans project. It certainly would have been a nice way to honor the veterans by providing them the opportunity to live in paradise after serving their country.


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promoguy
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November 3, 2008 10:57 pm  

"Anyway, too bad about the funding falling through for the veterans project. It certainly would have been a nice way to honor the veterans by providing them the opportunity to live in paradise after serving their country."

On that we can certainly agree, but probably a lot of that has to do for personal reasons.


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