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NPR's Ina Jaffe reports on disputed future of West LA VA campus

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The Veterans Administration campus on Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles is a hotly disputed property. NPR's Ina Jaffe reports on the future of the property.

The 400-acre West Los Angeles Veterans Administration health center sits on prime real estate - right on the border of tony Brentwood near UCLA. It's a location developers would love to get their hands on, but there's been a push for years to use the space to house some of L.A.'s 8,000 homeless veterans.

While plans to convert some buildings into permanent housing have stalled, the VA has been making millions of dollars by renting out parts of the property - to big companies like hotel chains and movie studios.

NPR's Ina Jaffe has been reporting on the West LA VA. Her story was aired by NPR's Morning Edition Monday.


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