A homeless camp is being cleared in front of the West LA VA campus

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Members of the cleanup crew dismantled tents located at Veterans Row homeless camp along San Vicente Blvd just off the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus Monday morning.  A number of organizations with the support of LA County Sheriff officers helped homeless veterans pack up to leave their camp and move into the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus located behind a fence of their San Vicente Blvd camp Monday morning.  The camp, adjacent to the historic VA campus, has become a focal point for homelessness in the city, where mayoral candidates have paid visits over the past year.  Veteran Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, who visited the camp in October, said the approximately 40 Veterans Row veterans would be accommodated in November.  VA campus San Vicente Blvd Monday, November 1, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.  (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times).

Members of a cleanup crew set up tents Monday morning in a homeless camp along San Vicente Boulevard just off the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus. A number of organizations with the support of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies helped homeless veterans pack up to move into the West LA Veterans Affairs campus located behind a fence. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

With the support of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies, a number of organizations helped homeless veterans pack up to leave their camp and move into the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus, located behind a fence on their San Vicente Boulevard campus Monday morning.

The camp, adjacent to the historic VA campus, has become a focal point for homelessness in the city, where mayoral candidates have paid visits over the past year. Veteran Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough, who visited the camp in October, said the campus would house the approximately 40 veterans of the Veterans Row camp in November.

Members of the cleanup crew dismantle tents

On Monday morning, members of the cleanup crew dismantled tents at the Veterans Row homeless camp just off the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Emily Norman and boyfriend and veteran GemBob Brookhyser pack their belongings

Emily Norman with boyfriend and veteran GemBob Brookhyser packs their belongings Monday to move into the Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A man uses a moving cart to help veterans move their belongings

Eric Bare, called Patriotic Preacher, runs the God and Country Ministry and uses a moving cart to help veterans move their belongings to the VA campus. A number of organizations helped homeless veterans pack up to leave their camp and move into the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus Monday morning. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A woman in a helmet wore a Halloween decoration with a skeleton face and a fabric body

Veteran Mary Ann Edwards, 41, known as Viking Jungle B…, moved her belongings to the other side of San Vicente Boulevard, saying the VA “will not give her a seat inside” while a number of organizations helped homeless veterans pack together to leave their camp and move into the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus on Monday. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials are going through a homeless camp

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officials document that organizations helped homeless veterans pack up to leave their camp and move into the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus Monday morning. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

A man is sitting on a curb with his head down

Veterans living in the Veterans Row camp along San Vicente Boulevard just off the West Los Angeles VA Campus were saddened as cleanup crews worked their way from tent to tent. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Army veteran Douglas Steven Bue hugs Sheriff's Lieutenant Jeff Deedrick while others watch

Army veteran Douglas Steven Bue, 65, who has moved into the VA campus and is helping other veterans get on campus, hugs on Monday sheriff’s lieutenant Jeff Deedrick, who oversees the Homeless Outreach Service Team (HOST Team) in Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, left. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

Emily Norman packs her toy dinosaur and various belongings

Emily Norman, whose boyfriend is a veteran, packs her toy dinosaur and various belongings Monday to move into the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs campus. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

This story originally appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

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