I share L.A. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich's joy at the placement of 1,200 homeless dogs over the past several years ("Political Landscape: Antonovich stands up for furry friends," Nov. 11).
I hope he can do the same for homeless people, especially our veterans. One rapid re-housing solution is to use the hundreds of properties owned by the California Department of Transportation that were originally acquired for the now-defunct Long Beach (710) Freeway extension surface route.
After long-term renters are given a chance to buy their homes, I suggest priority be given to homeless veterans. Neglected properties can be rehabilitated in Habitat for Humanity style with the able homeless providing sweat equity.