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LA faces an urgent challenge: More than 3,900 homeless veterans are still living on the streets, accounting for nearly 10 percent of all homeless veterans nationwide. Most of the time, at least some of those homeless veterans are in Malibu.

Fortunately, LA is also home to the West LA Veteran’s Administration (VA) Campus. In 2011, a group of homeless veterans sued the center, claiming the VA was renting its land out for millions of dollars per year to its neighbors, including UCLA, the upscale Brentwood School and various private companies and ignoring the needs of homeless veterans. In 2015, as part of the lawsuit settlement, the Department of Veterans Affairs released a draft master plan for the future of the campus. In 2016, they announced the future addition of 1,200 units of housing for homeless veterans. Continue reading here…


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