Los Angeles Regional Homelessness Advisory Council

Background

The Los Angeles Regional Homelessness Advisory Council (RHAC) is co-convened by LAHSA and Home for Good as called for by the City and County of Los Angeles’ plans to address homelessness (Strategies 5E and E17, respectively). The purpose of a Regional Homelessness Advisory Council is to provide an enduring and consistent forum for broad-based, collaborative and strategic leadership on homelessness in Los Angeles County in alignment with Home For Good. The RHAC will facilitate wide understanding and acceptance of national and local best practices, and communicate goals, barriers and progress to community stakeholders. The list of objectives for the RHAC include:

  1. Provide strategic leadership to all homeless system stakeholders, including consumers, providers of housing and services, public funders, private philanthropy, and public officials.
  2. Support implementation of best practices and evidence-based approaches to homeless programming and services.
  3. Promote alignment of funding across all sectors (e.g. public mainstream, private non-governmental, and homeless-specific) and the leveraging of resources in the most effective manner.
  4. Coordinate programmatic approaches across all homeless system providers and mainstream systems.
  5. Support a regional strategic response to identify and resolve the primary factors contributing to housing instability and homelessness.
  6. Identify and articulate artificial barriers across geographic and political spheres in order to eliminate them.
  7. Influence mainstream systems to ensure access and accountability to homeless consumers.
  8. Track progress and evaluate results.
  9. Function as the Continuum of Care (CoC) Membership for purposes of federal CoC designation and administration requirements as established by HUD.

In addition, the RHAC is responsible for selecting the LA Continuum of Care (LA CoC) Board that is responsible for evaluating and making recommendations on LA CoC policies.

Useful Links

Public Meetings

Please use the meeting links below to view agendas and supporting documents. Meetings are open to the public, and we encourage public attendance and participation.