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Secretary of U.S. Veterans Affairs Denis McDonough is visiting several VA facilities in Riverside, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties this week.

He addressed the issue of homelessness among U.S. veterans, telling KTLA that it’s “unacceptable.”

“Here’s what’s not acceptable anywhere in the country: the idea of there being a homeless veteran,” McDonough said. “Anyone who raises his hand or her hand, swears an oath to give his or her life to protect this country, will not be homeless — should not be homeless.”

Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo also plans to combat homelessness, this time in MacArthur Park.

Lauren Lyster reports for the KTLA 5 News on Oct. 6, 2021.