The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced a plan to dispose of all vacant VA buildings in 24 months (either by demolishing or setting for reuse). Nationwide, VA currently has 430 vacant or mostly vacant buildings that are on average more than 60 years old, and cost taxpayers more than $7 million per year to maintain. Of those 430 buildings, VA has begun disposal or reuse processes on 71. Also, the Veterans Benefits Administration is freezing its footprint and will maximize space management by leasing or eliminating office space nationwide. VA estimates these actions will save taxpayers an additional $15.7 million annually beginning in 2017, for a total of close to $23 million in combined annual savings from the initiatives.
VA Plans to Close Underutilized Facilities
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