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VA West Los Angeles draft master plan at a Townhall

 

February 16, 2018

VA West Los Angeles held a town hall in Wadsworth Theatre regarding the Draft Master Plan to build 1,200 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans.

VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System introduced Meghan Flanz as the new Executive Director of the West LA Campus Master Plan. We welcome Ms. Flanz to the Los Angeles veteran community and look forward to her leadership.

The Town Hall also included status updates on the Progammatic Environmental Impact Study, Metro Purple Line Expansion and Measure H as well as Proposition HHH activity as it relates housing homeless veterans on campus.

Following the presentation there was an eight member VA panel which addressed a variety of concerns from the public.

New VA memo nixes plan to shift $460 million earmarked for veteran homelessness

WASHINGTON - The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a memorandum this week that officially reverses plans to shift millions of dollars from a VA account dedicated to combating veteran homelessness. / Read more from Stars & Stripes

Tom Hanks will make his LA stage debut as Shakespeare's Falstaff at the West LA VA

After a nearly 4-year hiatus, Shakespeare is returning to the campus of the West Los Angeles VA, and the production features a familiar Hollywood A-lister in a leading role. / Read more from KPCC

LA Times Reporting on Homeless Crisis

L.A. homeless crisis grows despite political promises, many speeches and millions of dollars. How do we fix this? / Steve Lopez

L.A.'s homelessness surged 75% in six years. Here's why the crisis has been decades in the making. / Gale Holland

Huge increase in arrests of homeless in L.A. - but mostly for minor offenses / Holland & Zhang

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