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The VA and the neighbors in West L.A. have started helping homeless vets; when will Congress do its part?

The VA and the neighbors in West L.A. have started helping homeless vets; when will Congress do its part?

The years-long tussle over land use at the Department of Veterans Affairs’ sprawling 388-acre West Los Angeles campus took an important step closer to being resolved Wednesday. Yet even as the department made real strides locally, the efforts to deliver more services to veterans on the campus remain hampered by inaction in Congress.

The VA announced agreements Wednesday with the Brentwood School and the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks over their leases on the West L.A. campus, settling the last thorny disputes over how non-veteran enterprises have been using the acreage. 

Among other concessions, the private school will make its pool and other...

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