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Restored Rosslyn Hotel annex will house 75 homeless veterans
Restored Rosslyn Hotel annex will house 75 homeless veterans

Anthony Smith slept near the baseball diamond at a West Los Angeles park Sunday night, huddled with the olive drab duffel pack he has carried since his four-year stint as an Army medic during the Gulf War. "I saw a lot of blood and despair," said Smith, 49. By noon Monday, he had taken up residence in an immaculately restored, cream-and-ivory studio apartment in the grand old Rosslyn Hotel annex in downtown Los Angeles. Smith is one of 75 former service members who are moving into the $32-million SRO Housing Corp. project as part of the Obama administration's drive to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. The effort faces significant hurdles in California, which...

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