VA to add housing for homeless vets, hopes it can be a model around the country


LOS ANGELES — Things are busy at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Medical Center.  

“Adding 1200 units dedicated to veterans is a massive game-changer,”  said Keith Harris of the Department of Veteran Affiars.

Harris runs the VA’s efforts to fight homelessness in Los Angeles. In LA alone, there are an estimated 4,000 homeless vets on the streets, the largest number in the country. The plan is to add 1,200 housing units over the next ten years.

Combine that with Veteran’s Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers and the VA hopes to see a significant decline in homelessness among veterans.

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