VA promised housing for homeless vets. Did they deliver?

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About 20 veterans from the Veterans Row encampment moved to this campground on the VA’s West Los Angeles medical campus. Photo by Zaydee Sanchez.

U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough made two big promises in October: To house 40 homeless veterans living at the high-profile Veterans Row encampment in West LA by November, plus another 500 veterans in LA County by December 31. Now VA officials say they’ve fulfilled those promises, but their success depends on how you define “housing” and “Los Angeles.” 

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