Veterans Affairs’ Secretary Robert A. McDonald Issues Statement on Signing of the West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016

“Today, President Obama signed into law legislation critical to our goal of ending Veteran homelessness in Los Angeles. The West Los Angeles Leasing Act of 2016, introduced by Representatives Lieu and Miller and Senators Boxer and Feinstein, will allow VA to move forward transforming VA’s campus into a welcoming place where Veterans and their families in the most need of our services can call home. 

“Thanks to the legislation signed today, the West Los Angeles campus of the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System will be able to build permanent supportive housing for our most disadvantaged and vulnerable homeless Veterans giving them easier access to state-of-the-art VA services. This effort, along with increased community partnerships and intense outreach, will allow us to build on our progress in the city where Veterans homelessness remains a significant challenge.

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