VA Secretary visited LA to talk about housing plans to combat veteran homelessness


SARAH MCCAMMON, HOST:

The idea that no U.S. military veterans should live on the streets of America is the rare cause that’s popular across the political spectrum. And over the last decade, federal and local governments have been able to reduce the number of homeless veterans in the country by almost half. But as Anna Scott from member station KCRW reports, the problem is far from over.

ANNA SCOTT, BYLINE:

Nearly 4,000 homeless veterans still live in LA County. During the pandemic, about 40 of them set up camp on one sidewalk just outside a nearly-400-acre campus owned by the Department of Veterans Affairs. And they recently got a high-profile visitor, VA Secretary Denis McDonough.

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