The Way Home: Guest Speakers on Solutions for Homelessness | KCET
The Way Home: Guest Speakers on Solutions for Homelessness
The Way Home
The Way Home, a special episode of SoCal Connected, will examine sustainable solutions for ending homelessness, including permanent supportive housing for the 254,000 homeless in Los Angeles. Join us for a Facebook Live discussion, Friday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m. PT and tune in Tuesday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m. PT (see more airdates).
Janice Hahn is the District 4 representative on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. She is a supporter of Measure H. As an L.A. native, she entered public office in 1997 to serve on the L.A. Charter Reform Commission. After serving on L.A. City Council representing the 15th District, she ran for Congress and won California's 36th, and later, 44th Congressional District.
A former L.A. city controller and city councilmember, she was named 2016-2017 chair of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commission, which administers most of the homeless services in the region. In this role, she is leading a strategic plan to end homelessness in the city.
Jill Bauman is the president and CEO of Imagine L.A. She is passionate about engaging the community to eliminate chronic family poverty and homelessness in Los Angeles and beyond. She initially joined the organization in 2007 as a member of the board of directors, and later that year took on the staff leadership position.
Wilbert (Will) H. Watts, Jr.
As directing attorney for the Homelessness Prevention Law Project, he seeks to address the needs of individuals who are homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless throughout Los Angeles County. Watts oversees the project's government benefits work, including Public Counsel CARES, and the project's housing work, including the firm's participation in the Shriver Housing Project, a California pilot project providing low-income litigants with representation in eviction matters.
A former TV executive who fell into homelessness because of drug abuse, Mark Horvath now produces short form videos about people living on the streets through his organization, http://invisiblepeople.tv/ Invisible People. By humanizing and personalizing homelessness, Horvath hopes to move society closer to ending the scourge of homelessness.
Celina Alvarez is the executive director of Housing Works, an organization that provides street and shelter outreach to individuals and families living on the streets and in shelters. She began working in non-profit in the HIV field in 1993 during the peak of the AIDS epidemic. In 1999, Alvarez went to work at LAMP Community on Skid Row.
Since 2000, Alvarez has played a key role in developing and implementing effective methodological practices in the arena of permanent supportive housing and “Housing First” in both single site and scattered site settings.
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