WASHINGTON — As part of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ efforts to end Veteran homelessness, Secretary Denis McDonough released Master Plan 2022, April 22, detailing the updated vision for a stable and supportive community for homeless and other at-risk Veterans and their families at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
This latest action is in keeping with President Biden’s commitment to uphold VA’s sacred obligations to Veterans, which he announced as part of his Unity Agenda.
Master Plan 2022 also maps the progress to date at the West LA VA campus and provides a path forward with transparency and accountability to ensure it meets the standards of care Veterans have earned.
“Progress on Master Plan 2022 continues to be a top VA priority, as is our commitment to eliminate Veteran homelessness across the nation,” McDonough said. “Ready access to health care is critical to meeting the mental and physical health needs of those experiencing homelessness. The West LA campus supports one of the largest, most complex medical centers in the VA system and provides Veterans with access to a full continuum of health care services.”
Ensuring all Veterans, regardless of gender, race or orientation, have a safe secure place to live is greatly important to VA. Los Angeles has the largest homeless Veteran population in country with almost 10% of all homeless Veterans across the U.S. located there. As the homeless problem is solved in LA it gives momentum to VA’s ongoing efforts across the country.