Housing for Homeless Veterans Pushed

USA, California, San Francisco, Homeless man with all possession on bicycle

In an effort to speed the process of finding housing for homeless veterans in Los Angeles, the VA Secretary joined the city’s mayor in appealing to landlords to commit more housing units. The problem is not lack of money for housing subsidies.

Federal funds have been allocated and have yet to be spent. The challenge is finding the rental units, according to entities working with veterans.

“We have over 500 veterans searching for a unit right now. They have a government subsidy in hand. All they need is a willing landlord to say yes,” said Christine Margiotta, vice president of community impact for the United Way, co-sponsor with the LA Area Chamber of Commerce of the “Home for Good” project.

Its new initiative is called “Homes for Heroes.”

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