Quinn announces more money for 'Welcome Home Heroes' program

May 26, 2013 9:03:37 PM PDT
Governor Pat Quinn announced that the state is adding $5 million to a program that helps veterans buy their own homes.

He made the announcement at the home of former Army Reservist Janelle Hamilton.

Hamilton is a Chicago police officer who moved into her house two months ago as a part of the "Welcome Home Heroes" program.

Eligible veterans get a loan, a cash grant and a tax credit.

Quinn says the program has helped a thousand military families buy homes since it started 18 months ago.