VA Chief of Staff reaffirms commitment to ending Veteran homelessness


On July 19 and 20, VA Chief of Staff Tanya Bradsher visited the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s (VAGLAHS) West Los Angeles campus to reaffirm that commitment.

“Ending Veteran homelessness is a top priority for VA,” said Bradsher. “We’re joining together with community groups, local officials, oversight boards and Veterans themselves to drive progress on this issue here in LA. Successes achieved here and lessons learned help inform VA’s Veteran homelessness programs across the nation.”

VA is addressing immediate needs through ambitious national and local partnerships, such as with HUD, state and local governments, and local service organizations and non-profits. Through these partnerships and with a focus on evidence-based models, VA will be able to lift Veterans from homelessness to housing.

Throughout the visit, Bradsher met with VA partners, such as members of VAGLAHS’ Veterans and Community Oversight Engagement Board and the executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority. Additionally, the Chief of Staff saw first-hand the magnitude of Los Angeles’ homeless crisis at the area known as Skid Row in LA’s Central City East.

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