LOS ANGELES – For 11 months, Maurice Valerio lived in a car on the street. Now he has his own one-bedroom apartment in a sprawling West Los Angeles campus, where Building 207 is the first of several being renovated or built from the ground up to house veterans who have been homeless or at risk of being homeless.
Valerio said he loves his new place, adding, “it’s a blessing.”
Tuesday was the ribbon-cutting for the building that provides permanent housing for veterans like Valerio. Building 207 was a collaboration and part of a process that has been in the works for years, to permanently house homeless veterans, with the help of FOX, who partnered with U.S. Vets.
“This will fundamentally change the service system for veterans in Los Angeles,” said Stephen Peck, CEO and President of U.S. Vets.