City Officials Seek To Renovate Buildings In LA For Homeless Veterans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Veterans Affairs Department has announced a master plan to transform buildings at a West Los Angeles VA site that are the subject of a lawsuit over housing and other services for the homeless.

The site was originally donated in 1888 to house homeless veterans. The American Civil Liberties Union sued this month saying that in recent decades the VA allowed buildings that had provided housing for the homeless to fall into disrepair or to be leased to private entities.

The VA plan calls for 12 buildings to be renovated, including three for housing services.

A VA spokesman says he can’t comment on the lawsuit, but that the VA’s plans have been in the works for months.

About 8,100 homeless vets live in the Los Angeles region.

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  1. Dan says:

    They should have done that after WW2

  2. Ron says:

    Approx. 8,100 Homeless Vets in the L.A. region, but they will only use 3 of 12 buildings for housing the Vets. They need all the buildings and more, since that was what the donated land was suppose to be used for.

    SHAME ON YOU. Our Vets deserve better.

  3. Jan Porupsky says:

    WE HAVE A HOMELESS VETERAN IN OUR BASEMENT SINCE DECEMBER.NOW HE IS IN JAIL BECAUSE HE DROVE HIS VAN{HOME} WITHOUT A LICENSE AND THEY JUST PUT HIM IN JAIL INSTEAD OF FINDING HOMES FOR THESE VETS. THEY OWN ALL THESE EMPTY HOMES AND THEY NEED TO PLACE THESE VETS IN THEM

    1. Ron says:

      If there is an attorney out there that could help this homeless Vet get out of jail free, that would be greatly appreciated by this Vet. If so, please see if Jan Porupsky could give you the details.

      Thanking a selfless attorney in advance. Also, thank you Jan, for the heads up on this Vet.

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