WHAT IS IT?
The Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller Home, a six-room housing unit offering affordable housing to qualified veterans, recently opened in Wheaton.
The home is a reasonably priced place for veterans who’ve recovered from psychological and substance abuse problems and are employed but lack the proper financial resources to pay full market value rent. The home is named after Wheaton North High School graduate Robert J. Miller, who was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2008 and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. The home is run by The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, which also operates the Lance Corporal Nicholas Larson Home, a shelter in Wheaton for homeless veterans that opened in 2007. Larson was a Wheaton North High School graduate who was killed in action in Iraq in 2004.