- Associated Press - Monday, August 25, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Chicago investor says he wants to partner with a Wisconsin-based group to launch a program employing homeless military veterans to live in and redevelop buildings in Las Vegas.

James Cappello tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/1ztqU2h ) that he’ll meet this week with Tom DeMuth about their private venture to buy buildings in Las Vegas and employ veterans to renovate them in return for rent discounts.

DeMuth tells the Review-Journal he’s been working on the idea with Cappello for several months.

Cappello says he wants to go beyond Department of Veterans Affairs programs like $2.6 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families grants announced this month to help homeless veterans in southern Nevada.

Cappello says he hopes to tap public works programs to train homeless veterans for living-wage jobs.

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Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

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