Padilla Applauds Enactment of Bill to Address Veteran Homelessness in Los Angeles
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) released the following statement today after President Biden signed into law the West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act, a bill led by Padilla and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).The bill will allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to use funds generated by land-use agreements at the West LA VA campus to aid the development of supportive housing and services for homeless veterans.
“Addressing the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles, particularly among Veterans, requires every tool at our disposal. The West Los Angeles VA Campus Improvement Act signed into law today will help the campus meet its mission of housing thousands of homeless veterans,” said Senator Padilla. “Our veterans have given so much in service to our country, and it’s only right that we do the same for them by ensuring they have access to the comprehensive care services they need. I thank Senator Feinstein and Representative Lieu for their advocacy over the years in making this possible.”