REP LIEU SECURES FEDERAL FUNDING IN APPROPRIATIONS BILL FOR ARNOLD AVE REHABILITATION PROJECT AT WEST LA VA

July 16, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) announced that he secured nearly $750,000 for a community funding project at the West Los Angeles VA in the Fiscal Year 2022 House Appropriations Bills. The inclusion of this funding in the Appropriations Committee draft bills is the first step in the funding process. 

If signed into law, the resources will go toward renovating Arnold Ave on the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center Campus. When completed, the road will be transformed into a pedestrian friendly space to support the residents of Buildings 206, 207, and 300, which are in the process of being converted into permanent housing for homeless veterans.  

“As a veteran, I know firsthand how important it is to ensure our veterans receive the support and care they need,” said Rep. Lieu. “From my first days in Congress, I have made it a priority to improve the West Los Angeles VA, which for too long failed to serve our veterans in the manner they deserve. I’m pleased to have secured funding for the Arnold Avenue Rehabilitation Project at the West LA VA Campus and look forward to seeing the project completed. I will continue to advocate for the needs of our nation’s heroes in Congress.”

West LA VA project championed by Rep Lieu in the FY 2022 Appropriations Bills:

 

Subcommittee/Agency/Account: Transportation, Housing and Urban Development / Department of Housing and Urban Development / Economic Development Initiative (EDI)
Project Name: Arnold Avenue Rehabilitation

Recipient: US Vets

Address: Arnold Ave, West Los Angeles VA (11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073)

Amount Requested: $749,650

Project Description and Explanation:  This Economic Development Community Project will provide funding to renovate Arnold Ave on the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center Campus. When complete, the dilapidated road will be transformed into a pedestrian friendly space that supports wellness and community integration for the residents of Buildings 206, 207, and 300, which are in the process of being converted into permanent supportive housing for veterans experiencing  homelessness. This project is a part of a larger "transportation backbone" plan, that will improve the accessibility of the entire north campus pursuant to the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center Draft Master Plan.

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