Comprehensive Healthcare has entered an agreement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that will keep a Yakima group home for veterans in operation.
The group home is operated by Comprehensive and had been funded by a Veterans Affairs per diem grant the past 20 years.
Known as the VIP House, the group home at 301 S. Sixth St. provides shelter for eight veterans and a case manager who connects them to employment and social services.
But in June, its operations were jeopardized when the VA announced it would no longer provide the annual grant. Last year the grant amount was $87,000.
At that time, Comprehensive promised to find alternative funding or housing for those veterans. Last month Comprehensive secured a HUD contract to keep the VIP House operating.
The VIP House was established in 1999 and the property was donated by the city, which allows for low