PORTLAND — A Portland shelter will receive a $750,000 grant from the federal government to help homeless veterans.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said the Preble Street Resource Center will receive the grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Maine Democrat says this is the second year Preble Street will receive the VA grant, in a partnership with the City of Portland and Pine Tree Legal Assistance.

In the first year, the funds helped more than 100 veterans to obtain VA benefits and receive financial assistance for housing deposits or rent payments.

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