Steve Peck, President and CEO of U.S.VETS, went on KABC’s Newsmakers to talk about the issue of veteran homelessness in LA.
Los Angeles, where U.S.VETS is headquartered, has a large population of homeless veterans. The overwhelming number of veterans sleeping on the streets complicates the issue of how to care for them. Simply providing shelter is a quick and easy solution, but one that doesn’t address the deeper causes of homelessness and therefore doesn’t solve the problem. “There’s a fight in America now,” Peck says. “Do we simply house [homeless veterans], or do we rehabilitate them? We’re on the rehabilitation side.”