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Houston Veteran Gets New Home After Living In Car

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Houston is the best city in the U.S for veterans to find a job according to a study commissioned by financial services giant. It's a statistic that's promising for many veterans including one we revisited today.

Being homeless has been a way of life for 44-year-old Yushana Sammons. We told you about her two months ago, and now her life is on a new path.

Her Dodge Durango was her home packed with valuables including two precious dogs.

"Really you start to feel like oh my God I can't believe this is happening to me. You really feel doomed," said Sammons.

For 12 years, Sammons served in the military overseas. She came back in 2011 to no job and no place to go.

"You start to wonder what the hell happened to your life," said Sammons.

Her military pension and compensation went towards education not just for herself.

"I wasn't worried about sleeping in a car because I had to pay my daughter's tuition. If I have to sleep in a car to go to school, that is fine with me."

When we met her, she was living in the car. We put her in contact with the Lotus Project with Catholic Ministries. They help female veterans rebuild their lives.

About a month since we met her, she's happily doing the dishes in her new apartment.

"To be honest I wasn't expecting to have that so fast. It's crazy. What's really weird is you guys helped me! God thanks," said Sammons.

Sammons has been going to several interviews to find a job and hopes to get her Master's degree in education. In the meantime the Lotus Project is paying for her apartment rent and electric bill for a year so she can concentrate on her goals.

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