A Los Angeles city housing worker handed Charles Lipari a rental voucher that could end his three years of homelessness.
The U.S. military veteran would still have to wait an average of 20 to 25 days for an inspection. Still, it was an improvement over previous years when veterans had to wait a month or two for the housing authority to act.
Lipari, who said he spent three years in the streets and in shelters after an eviction triggered by post-traumatic stress disorder, was among a group of veterans who received housing vouchers at an event Wednesday at the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus.
The vouchers pay for housing and mental health counseling and other...