Homeless Vets and the VA

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The number of homeless American veterans has dropped in the past two years, but Los Angeles still has 6000, roughly 10 percent of the nation's total, and a recent lawsuit says many ought to be housed on Veterans Administration property on the Westside of LA.  Some 387 acres were dedicated for that purpose back in 1888, but since the 1960's, much of the land's been converted for rental-car storage, a hotel laundry, the UCLA baseball team and the Brentwood School. This week, the VA issued a press release describing plans for modernization.

Credits

Guests:
Martha Groves - Los Angeles Times - @MarthaGroves, Gary Blasi - Public Counsel - @UCLA_Law

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal