BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) — A City Council bill would set more than $1 million aside for a special project. The large sum of money would be used to secure a land purchase for a facility used to house homeless veterans.

The 20,000 sq. ft. center would be built on nearly three acres of land near Gibson and I-25. The money would go to the nonprofit called Veterans Integration Centers. They would be in charge of the facility.

Plans include 42 beds, 33 units of low-income housing, mental and health care assistance, and substance abuse treatment.

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The project is expected to fully cost around $18 million. Bernalillo County has already approved $3.5 million with the VA.