About
The West LA Veterans Collective is a world class, locally-rooted, and mission-driven team with a deep history of Veteran-specific development and service provision. T ive are led by U.S. Military Veterans—Ron Griffith, President and CEO of Century Housing (recipient of the Combat Infantry Bandge and Purple Heart), and Stephen Peck, CEO of U.S.VETS (recipient of the Navy Commendation Medal). Our team is deeply committed to the successful transition of military Veterans and their families through the provision of service-enriched housing that promotes recovery, wellness, and a more hopeful future.

THE ORIGINS OF THE PRINCIPAL DEVELOPMENT TEAM: INSPIRED BY JUDGE HARRY PREGERSON

The late Judge Harry Pregerson was an iconic figure in Los Angeles. Born and raised in LA, Judge Pregerson was known for his lifelong dedication to serving others. As a wounded World War II Veteran, Judge Harry used the bench and his influence to support the needs of our community's most vulnerable, including persons experiencing homelessness and our Veterans. Judge Pregerson was the founder of U.S.VETS and facilitated the creation of Century Housing Corporation. His legacy lives on in the work of our two organizations; we know he'd be incredibly proud of our involvement at the West LA VA campus.

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Century housing

Century Housing Corporation is a mission-driven Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) supporting quality affordable home development throughout California.

THOMAS SAFRAN & ASSOCIATES

Thomas Safran & Associates specializes in developing and managing high-quality properties - including market-rate and affordable housing.

U.s.Vets

U.S.VETS is dedicated to the successful transition of military Veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development, and comprehensive support.

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City Fabrick

City Fabrick is a nonprofit design studio reshaping underserved communities through collaborative public-interest design, planning, policy development, and advocacy.

KFA

KFA reshapes LA by designing great places where people flourish.

KPFF

KPFF is committed to engineering opportunities that deliver excellence, empower creativity, support relationships, and nurture growth.
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The greater los angeles veterans affairs

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


The Veterans Health Administration is America's largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year. Read more about the USVAHA here.

The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS) is one of the largest health care facilities within the Department of Veterans Affairs. It is one component of the VA Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN22) offering services to Veterans residing in Southern California and Southern Nevada. VAGLAHS consists of two ambulatory care centers, a tertiary care facility, and 8 community-based outpatient clinics. VAGLAHS serves Veterans residing throughout five counties: Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo. There are 1.4 million Veterans in the VAGLAHS service area. VAGLAHS is affiliated with both UCLA School of Medicine and USC School of Medicine, as well as more than 45 colleges, universities, and vocational schools in 17 different medical, nursing, paramedical, and administrative programs. Read more about the VAGLAHS here.

Enhanced Use Lease


The Department of Veterans Affairs Enhanced-Use Lease Program (EUL) is an important component of both the VA's mission to end Veteran homelessness and the department's overall asset management program. Through this program, VA out-leases underutilized real estate under its jurisdiction or control to the private sector for up to 75 years for the purpose of developing supportive housing for homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. Through this innovative portfolio management tool, Veterans are provided with an expanded range of services that would not otherwise be available on medical center campuses.

The West Los Angeles Veterans Collective has been awarded an Enhanced Use Lease for various buildings and parcels within the West LA VA. Read more about it here.