ISLANDIA, N.Y. (AP) — Two Army and four Marine veterans are getting new homes built for them at discounted prices on Long Island.
The effort is part of a charity associated with the Long Island Builders Institute.
The veterans were selected from among 130 applicants. A panel of Veterans of Foreign War commanders narrowed the list down to six.
The homes will be built in the village of Islandia in Suffolk County.
Each home will have three bedrooms. Some of the houses will be built to accommodate veterans with disabilities.
The homes are being sold for $199,000, about half what they would fetch on the open market.
A special ceremony is being held Tuesday to announce the names of those who have qualified for the special housing offer.