Suit: VA misusing LA land meant for homeless vets
JACOB ADELMAN | June 8, 2011 07:42 PM EST
LOS ANGELES — A lawsuit filed Wednesday accuses the federal government of misusing a 390-acre plot of land in Los Angeles that was donated some 130 years ago for facilities to house veterans who need care after traumatic military experiences.
The suit claims the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs leased much of the property at its West Los Angeles facility to private entities instead of using it for veterans’ permanent supportive housing.
It was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California and other public interest lawyers on behalf of disabled, homeless veterans.