COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. | Dozens of homeless veterans in a Colorado county have vouchers for affordable housing, but dwindling apartment options have kept them on the streets.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports ( ) that as of Tuesday, 38 homeless veterans in El Paso County who received government housing vouchers had not leased apartments.

AspenPointe, a nonprofit that issues the vouchers for program, says eight of those people have been searching since July and another eight have been looking since August.

AspenPointe senior manager of adult services Cheryl Stine says one person is nearing the 120-day deadline to find housing, but could get a 60-day extension to continue looking.

The program is run through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Information from: The Gazette,