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Donations help furnish new housing unit for homeless vets in Santa Barbara

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Homeless veterans in Santa Barbara have some extra help thanks to the Santa Barbara Foundation.

The organization donated money to buy more than 400 household goods and items for the new Johnson Court development.

Friday was the grand opening of the development. It's a 16-studio unit complex designed to house homeless veterans.

"We're literally saving lives by giving them a home and I think we need to humanize the homeless issue. You know there is only three types of homeless people: somebody's parent, somebody's sibling, or somebody's child. They are all part of our community and they need a little bit of help," said Rob Fredericks, Housing Authority executive director.

The donation included dining tables, dressers, mattresses, comforters and dishes.

Lifestyle / Santa Barbara- S County / What's Right

KEYT News Team