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LA County approves Barger’s motion to fund housing facility for veterans experiencing homelessness

LOS ANGELES COUNTY – The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion today jointly authored by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Sheila Kuehl to help fund a temporary bridge housing facility for veterans experiencing homelessness.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is currently working on a master plan to develop the West Los Angeles (WLA) Campus, which will ultimately include permanent housing for veterans experiencing homelessness. While the VA undergoes this master planning process, the County will support the construction of a temporary, 3-year bridge housing facility on the WLA VA campus with 100 beds for veterans experiencing homelessness throughout LA County.

“This bridge housing facility will provide 100 veterans with a stable environment, access to supportive services and a platform to exit the cycle of homelessness. Supporting this project is a test