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LAHSA Commission

LAHSA is governed by a politically appointed, 10-member Commission. Five members are selected by the County Board of Supervisors and five are chosen by the Mayor and City Council. Our Commission has the authority to make budgetary, funding, planning and program policies. Commission meetings are held at 9am on the fourth Friday of each month, except during November and December, when they are held on the third Friday of the month.

County Members
Confirmed by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors

Jacqueline Waggoner

Jacqueline Waggoner

Appointed by Supervisor Ridley-Thomas

 Vice Chair
Sarah Dusseault

Sarah Dusseault

Appointed by Supervisor Solis

Noah Farkas

Noah Farkas

Appointed by Supervisor Kuehl

Lawson Martin

Lawson Martin

Appointed by Supervisor Barger

Irene Muro

Irene Muro

Appointed by Supervisor Hahn

City Members
Confirmed by the L.A. City Council

Wendy Greuel

Wendy Greuel

Appointed by Mayor Garcetti

 Chair
Kelli Bernard

Kelli Bernard

Appointed by Mayor Garcetti

Mitch Kamin

Mitch Kamin

Appointed by Mayor Garcetti

Booker Pearson

Booker Pearson

Appointed by Mayor Villaraigosa

Kelvin Sauls

Kelvin Sauls

Appointed by Mayor Villaraigosa

Committees

Five LAHSA committees handle specific funding and policy issues and make recommendations to the full Commission. Each commissioner serves on a LAHSA committee; committees may also have non-Commission members who participate in discussions but do not vote on recommendations.

Programs & Evaluation 

Chair

Jacqueline Waggoner

Members
  • Kelvin Sauls (Vice Chair)
  • Wendy Greuel
  • Noah Farkas (Alt)

Policy &  Planning 

Chair

Mitchell Kamin

Members
  • Irene Muro (Vice Chair)
  • Booker Pearson
  • Kelvin Sauls (Alt)

Finance, Contracts & Grants Mgmt

Chair

Noah Farkas

Members
  • Lawson Martin (Vice Chair)
  • Kelli Bernard
  • Sarah Dusseault
  • Jacqueline Waggoner (Alt)

Executive

Chair

Wendy Greuel

Members
  • Jacqueline Waggoner (Vice Chair)
  • Chair or Vice Chair of appropriate committee

Audit

Chair

Booker Pearson

Members
  • Irene Muro (Vice Chair)
  • Kelvin Sauls

Personnel

Chair

Wendy Greuel

Members
  • Jacqueline Waggoner (Vice Chair)
  • Sarah Dusseault

Ad-Hoc Committees

Ad Hoc Committee On Black People Experiencing Homelessness

Chair

Jacqueline Waggoner

Members
  • Kelli Bernard (Vice Chair)

The purpose of the Committee is to provide focused attention to better understand the factors contributing to the overrepresentation of Black people among the population experiencing homelessness, identify opportunities to increase racial equity within the homeless service delivery system, and develop recommendations to more effectively meet the needs of Black people experiencing homelessness.


Ad Hoc Committee On Governance

Chair

Sarah Dusseault

Members
  • Noah Farkas
  • Wendy Gruel
  • Irene Muro
  • Kelvin Sauls

The Ad-Hoc Committee on Governance reviews the current structures that govern LAHSA’s operations, policy development, and relationships with key partners across the region. The Ad-Hoc Committee will develop recommendations that define roles and responsibilities across the system that improve housing and services to people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles.

Committee Meetings

Commission and Committee meetings are open to the public, and we encourage public attendance and participation. Twenty minutes of each Commission meeting are reserved for testimony by the public, and each speaker is allowed three minutes. Speakers may address any topic not on the agenda. A "Request to Speak" form must be filled out and submitted to the secretary prior to the beginning of the public participation period.

Special Accommodations

Upon request, sign language interpreters, materials in alternative formats, and other accomodations are available to the public for LAHSA meetings. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be made at least three working days (72 hours) before the scheduled meeting time.

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