LAHSA is committed to building the capacity of the homeless services industry. We believe that by strengthening the homeless service workforce at an organizational level, providers will be able to improve and enhance the services offered to our homeless neighbors.
Need assistance recruiting qualified professionals? Learn how LAHSA can help! Email Capacitybuilding@lahsa.org for more information on how to connect with a recruiter.
Need help strengthening operational infrastructure? Apply for a technical assistance grant!
LAHSA is working with temporary recruiters to assist with identifying qualified professionals to fill critical staff positions at community-based organizations. To learn more, please email email@example.com.
To increase exposure to jobs currently available across the County, LAHSA has restructured its job opportunities page linking to employment opportunities available at community-based organizations. Visit the job opportunities page to view existing opportunities.
Beginning July 1, if you are registered as an administrative user in MyOrg, please log in to add your agency’s information. Simply update your Org Profile in MyOrg, and your agency’s link will be automatically added.
The Capacity Building Request for Proposals (RFP) is supported by United Way’s Home For Good Funders Collaborative (Funders Collaborative) and LAHSA. Through this RFP, non-profit homeless service providers and developers in Los Angeles County can apply for funding to strengthen their operational infrastructure and internal processes. The overall goal of capacity building is to help organizations enhance the quality of service delivery to unhoused individuals in the community and progress towards achieving their mission.
Organizations may apply for either Assessment or Implementation & One-Time Infrastructure depending on the unique needs and goals of the organization. Please see the Find Your Fit chart and the Capacity Building Information Packet to help you figure out where to get started with this capacity building opportunity!
Capacity Building Resource Bank
The essential logistics of running programs and an organization are the focus of this section, including fundraising, human resources, evaluation, quality assurance control, staffing, and strategic communications.
An effective and engaged board of directors can help an organization achieve its mission. This section contains a wide variety of resources for all stages of board development and operation, including: key board documents and processes, recruitment and composition, orientation, meetings, committees, board staff interaction, and values and Ethics
From succession planning and managing burnout to running meetings and vetting opportunities, this section contains resources to help support your organization and leaders.
Capacity Building Planning
The section contains resources to help streamline and formalize your organizations capacity building efforts with both a simple and in depth sample plan.
These resources center around the theory and strategy, including change management, theory of change, writing an impact statement, programmatic decision making, and implementation.