Welcome to the December edition of The Road Home. This edition of our newsletter features articles on new executive hires at LAHSA, potential impacts of the 2020 Presidential election on homelessness, and a new direction for the homeless services delivery system in Los Angeles. For more frequent updates, check out our blog on Medium, also called The Road Home, here.
New Executive Staff Members
LAHSA Welcomes Jayanthi Daniel
In early November, Jayanthi Daniel stepped into a new role at the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority as executive management officer.

Daniel reports directly to LAHSA Executive Director Heidi Marston and is responsible for implementing organization-wide strategy to execute Marston’s vision. She will also act as a liaison between key legislative, congressional, community, business, provider, and lived-experience leadership.
Molly Rysman Joins LAHSA
This week, Molly Rysman joined the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority as chief programs officer, starting a new chapter in her journey to seek housing justice and end homelessness in Los Angeles.

In her new role, Rysman will position LAHSA to hold and refine the homeless rehousing system vision, oversee system-wide strategy deployment, and enhance internal and external accountability by managing system-wide planning and performance functions.
The Election's Impact on Homelessness
LAHSA Executive Director Heidi Marston discusses how the Biden Administration will help efforts to reduce homelessness in Los Angeles.

Biden’s “comprehensive approach to ending homelessness” focuses on seven priorities, several of which directly contradict the previous administration’s policies. The incoming Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be tasked with a 100-day roadmap to make housing a right for all.
Rehousing LA
Despite the progress, LAHSA continues to improve the rehousing system through increased coordination among the various government and nonprofit agencies with a hand in the rehousing system.

As LA’s rehousing system leader, LAHSA will continue to find new and innovative ways to help the unhoused find a home.
What Will It Take To End Homelessness?
It’s clear that the system we have built to rehouse people experiencing homelessness is working harder than ever. But despite our success ending homelessness for tens of thousands each year, the number of people falling into homelessness each year has grown.

This is because we have not yet adequately addressed the key drivers that push people into homelessness. People become homeless when all other systems have failed them. Until we invest in the systems meant to keep people out of homelessness, we will continue to experience wave after wave of inflow.
Funding Opportunities
LAHSA does many things, including providing funding to organizations that help people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County.

In order to apply for LAHSA funding opportunities, organizations must be certified as a qualified bidder through the Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) process. Please visit our Funding Center webpage to view our procurement schedule.

Questions about funding?