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BEND, OR — Bend Heroes Foundation has received commitments of both land and financial help from Deschutes county and the City of Bend to build and operate Veterans Village. Foundation President Erik Tobiason says the village will house 15 and provide meals and services, from mental health to drug and alcohol counseling to VA benefits. He says some neighbors early on did voice concerns, but he noted there are strict guidelines veterans must agree to, to remain in the program. Tobiason says they are partnering with Central Oregon Veterans Outreach and providing case managers for every veteran to help them get into permanent housing.