Salem housing for homeless veterans should open soon

The beds are made, some topped with handmade quilts. The walls are decorated, many with military and inspirational-themed artwork. The rec room is furnished with a bookshelf, leather couch, big-screen TV, pool table and piano.

Everything is warm and welcoming, just as organizers of a transitional housing program for veterans envisioned three years ago.

All that is missing are the veterans.