LA Mayor Eric Garcetti pledges to end veteran homelessness in 2015

Mayor Eric GarcettiLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti committed Wednesday to accept the Obama administration’s challenge to end veteran homelessness in Los Angeles in the next 17 months, saying he will not accept that “veterans live in our city without a place of their own.”2014-07-18 14:19

Garcetti’s pledge came during an appearance in Century City with First Lady Michelle Obama, who told 900 business and labor leaders, politicians and homeless advocates at the Unite for Veterans Summit that success in Los Angeles County is crucial to meeting the administration’s homelessness goal. The county has the most homeless veterans in the country, more than 6,300.

“The image of even one of these heroes sleeping out in the cold, huddled up next to an overpass — that should horrify all of us,” Obama said.  “Because that’s not who we are.

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