By Richard A. Oppel Jr.
January 29, 2015

Even as Los Angeles became home to the country’s largest population of homeless military veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs for years has used much of its 387-acre tract near the city’s exclusive Brentwood neighborhood for other purposes, including leasing property to a car rental agency and the laundry facilities of a major hotel chain. This happened over the objections of veterans advocates who thought that the tract, which had been deeded to the government in 1888 for the purpose of housing disabled veterans, should be used to house some of Los Angeles’s 4,000 homeless veterans.

Los Angeles to Build Housing for Veterans [The New York Times]