• April 15, 2019

3rd Annual Homeless Initiative Conference February 2019

3rd Annual Homeless Initiative Conference February 2019

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On February 7, 2019, the L.A. County Homeless Initiative convened its third annual conference, which brought together more than 800 stakeholders engaged in the watershed movement to combat and prevent homelessness. Themed Transformative Power of Community: Changing Lives, the daylong summit included interactive forward-looking discussions around issues including racism, poverty and housing scarcity; special populations; rapid rehousing; prevention and diversion; and incarceration and homelessness.

The dynamic forum gathered leaders from across the diverse network of regional partners, including community-based homeless service providers, cities, county departments, faith organizations, philanthropy and people who have lived the experience of homelessness.   It was a celebration of the continued collaboration across the County and an important time to reflect on lessons learned and develop new solutions to the complex challenges in our midst.

Featured presenters included:

  • Honorable Janice Hahn, Chairperson, County Supervisor
  • Honorable Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Honorable Mark-Ridley Thomas, Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Honorable Kathryn Barger, Los Angeles County Supervisor
  • Sachi A. Hamai, Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles County
  • Phil Ansell, Director, Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative
  • Chris Ko, Director, Homeless Initiatives, United Way of Greater Los Angeles
  • Peter Lynn, Executive Director, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
  • Winners of the L.A. County Housing Innovation Challenge
  • Special musical performance by Urban Voice Project

Read the conference report:

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Performance by the Urban Voices Project

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Panel discussion – Homelessness on Context- Racism, Poverty and Housing Scarcity

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Sachi Hamai, CEO office

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Special remarks by Jimmy Wu

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Supervisor Hilda Solis

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State of the Homeless Initiative by Phil Ansell

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Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas

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Supervisor Kathryn Barger

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Housing Innovation- Building Faster and Cheaper

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Turning Reflection into Action – What’s Ahead

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Invocation by Pastor Lisa Williams

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Housing Innovation Challenge presentation

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