Councilman Mike Bonin introduced a motion Tuesday seeking funding for the city’s portion of a temporary homeless shelter to be located on the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration campus.

Under a partnership, the city and county of Los Angeles will split the cost of the construction of the $5 million facility, and the Department of Veterans Affairs will provide on-site services.

“None of us should be able to sleep at night as long as a veteran is sleeping on a sidewalk or under a bridge,” Bonin said. “Veterans have suffered from generations of broken promises. Bridge housing at the VA represents positive changes being made. This partnership is a down-payment on the housing and services the local VA is going to deliver.”


I’m happy to be keeping our promise to our veterans experiencing homelessness by taking this first step and building bridge housing at the VA campus in Brentwood.

Thanks to Mayor Eric Garcetti, Councilmember Mike Bonin, and the VA for working with LA County to get this critical project off the ground.

One neighborhood at a time, one veteran at a time, we’re working together to ensure that every vet in the County has a place to call home.