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August 31, 2010

VA Wasting Millions of Dollars on Vacant, Abandoned Buildings

Full Article at: EXCLUSIVE: VA Spends Millions to Maintain Vacant and Hazardous Buildings

By Jana Winter

Published August 31, 2010

“The Department of Veterans Affairs is spending tens of millions of taxpayer dollars every year to maintain hundreds of buildings – most of them vacant – that have fallen into such a state of disrepair that many of them are considered health hazards, an investigation by reveals.

Exactly how much it costs to maintain the run-down and abandoned buildings is a matter of dispute. The General Accountability Office estimates that the VA has spent $175 million every year since 2007. But the VA disputes that figure, saying it spent $85 million on the buildings in 2007 and only $37 million last year.”

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