L.A. Homeless Vets Sue Department Of Veterans Affairs For Misused Land

06/10/2011 12:24 pm ET | Updated Aug 10, 2011
  • Adam Nagourney The New York Times

LOS ANGELES — It is a 387-acre campus of green fields and buildings in a prosperous Los Angeles neighborhood, donated to the federal government over a 100 years ago for use as a Pacific Coast home for wounded veterans. But over the last 20 years, as Los Angeles has become inundated with homeless veterans, advocates for the homeless say the campus has become a symbol of a system gone wrong: as veterans sleep on the streets, many of its buildings lay abandoned and one-third of the land has been leased for commercial use.

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