U.S.VETS, along with partners Century Housing and Thomas Safran & Associates, have come together as the West LA Veterans Collective to transform the historic West Los Angeles VA (WLAVA) campus into the largest supportive housing community for homeless and at-risk veterans in America. While there are funds available to build affordable housing, up-front capital is essential to restore the campus to its intended purpose and fulfill its promise to the men and women who proudly served our country.

To make this once-in-a-lifetime project a reality, U.S.VETS has introduced a $10 million launch fund— The Veterans Fund. The leadership and financial support of The Veterans Fund partners will lay the foundation for the West LA VA campus and prepare U.S.VETS for the construction phase of this history-making project.


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David Robinson

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Originally opened in 1888, the 388-acre West LA VA campus was created on land gifted to the federal government for the housing and care of disabled volunteer soldiers after the Civil War. For decades the campus housed more than 5,000 veterans, but slowly the life of the campus and the comradery of the veteran neighborhoods started to fizzle out. Instead of continuing to be the large, veteran community that it was once intended to be and once was, it has been left to crumble and decay even while there is no denying the need of housing for our veterans.

Together with local Veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs, elected officials, business and community leaders, U.S.VETS and partners will create a thriving neighborhood with supportive housing to serve veterans and families on the North Campus of the West LA VA.

Key Project Highlights

  • Target population: Veteran seniors, Veterans with disabilities, Veteran families, and female Veterans – some of the fastest growing groups of Veterans experiencing homelessness.
  • Housing: 1,600 veteran households, including studio, 1 bedroom and 2-bedroom units
  • Community amenities and services: Town Center, Career Center, Community Kitchen, Arts and Athletic Spaces, Transit Plaza, Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services, Case Management and Supportive Service Coordination, and Therapeutic Gardens and Open Space

To learn more about the history of the West LA VA North Campus, the Veterans Collective vision to revive the North Campus, and progress on the project, please visit

To learn more about the history of the West LA VA North Campus, the Veterans Collective vision to revive the North Campus, and progress on the project, please visit



With your support, we can forever change the landscape of veteran housing and services in Los Angeles!

There are numerous ways to contribute to The Veterans Fund. Leadership investments will be category exclusive, customized to meet visibility and marketing goals, and will be recognized in campaign activities and in perpetuity.

Partnership Opportunities

  • Direct financial contributions
  • Project and capital grants
  • In-kind contributions
  • Skill-based contributions
  • Cause-marketing campaigns
  • Point of sale campaigns
  • Employee giving and matching gift programs
  • Employee volunteer engagement

For more information on how to support the veterans fund, please contact Laney Kapgan at or 213.542.2610.