CONGRESSMAN LIEU STATEMENT ON LAUNCH OF THE HOMES FOR HEROES PROGRAM

June 5, 2015
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2015
CONTACT: Jack d’Annibale | 202-330-1613

Los Angeles - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | California) made the following statement on today’s launch of the Homes for Heroes Program in downtown Los Angeles.  Homes for Heroes is a partnership of the U.S. Veterans Administration, LA City Chamber of Commerce, United Way, LA Housing and Community investment Department, Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles and Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles to encourage landlords to rent to homeless veterans.   There are an estimated 4,700 homeless Veterans in the city of Los Angeles.  Congressman Lieu’s CA-33 district is located in LA County and contains parts of the city of Los Angeles.

“Ending Veteran homelessness in America requires ending Veteran homelessness in Los Angeles.  That’s why I applaud today’s launch of the Homes for Heroes Program – an important step forward in guaranteeing that no American who has fought for their nation overseas has to fight for a roof over their heads upon returning home.  The Home for Heroes Program is a targeted mission to address financial and logistical obstacles standing in the way of homeless Veterans utilizing VA subsidies and supportive services in order to find a good home in LA.  I commend Mayor Eric Garcetti and VA Secretary Bob McDonald for their support of this program.  I also commend President Barack Obama for his unwavering commitment to address Veteran homelessness.”

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