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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires that each Continuum of Care (CoC) establish a board representative of relevant organizations within the CoC’s geographic area to act on its behalf in carrying out the responsibilities established under federal regulations. As the designated lead agency for the Los Angeles Continuum of Care (LA CoC), the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) leads the administration of the election and selection process following guidelines set forth in the LA CoC Governance Charter.

The LA CoC Board is comprised of 21 members: eight (8) service planning area (SPA) representatives (one representative seat per SPA), eight (8) system partner representatives, and five (5) at-large representatives. There are five (5) SPA representative seat vacancies for this election – one vacancy in each of the following SPAs:

*Note: SPA 7 Representative election is a special election to fill the remainder of the term for the SPA 7 seat elected in 2022 and vacated in 2023. This term will end in late Fall/Winter of 2025.

The new SPA representative members may represent one or more constituent groups, including but not limited to the following:

  • Providers of housing and services for persons experiencing a housing crisis (services may include case management, housing location assistance, supports in increasing income, applying for public benefits, etc.)
  • Individuals, youth, and families with lived experience
  • Non‐profit organizations representing veterans and individuals with disabilities
  • Victim service providers, providing specialized services and advocacy to persons fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, stalking, and human trafficking

Check out the LA CoC Board 2023-2024 SPA Representative Info Sheet for more details.

 

Timeline for 2023-2024 SPA 2, 4, 6, 7, & 8 Nominations, Website Posting, and Elections

Service Planning Area (SPA) Nominations Due to LAHSA (by 12 p.m.) Election Candidates Posted on LAHSA Website SPA Vote to Select Representative
SPA 2 Friday, December 29, 2023 Wednesday, January 17, 2024 Wednesday, January 24, 2024
SPA 4 Friday, December 29, 2023 Tuesday, January 30, 2024 Tuesday, February 6, 2024
SPA 6 Friday, December 29, 2023 Monday, January 8, 2024 Friday, January 12, 2024
SPA 7 Friday, December 29, 2023 Thursday, January 11, 2024 Thursday, January 18, 2024
SPA 8 Thursday, February 1, 2024* Thursday, February 15, 2024 Tuesday, February 27, 2024

* The nomination and election packet submission deadline for SPA 8 (South Bay) was extended until Thursday, February 1, 2024, to allow additional time for the submission of nominations as none were received by the original deadline.

Election Materials:

Submission of the following documents indicates completion of your candidate packet for the LA CoC Board SPA Representative position.

  • LA CoC Board SPA Representative Nomination Form
  • Candidate Statement for SPA Representative
  • Candidate Endorser Form # 1
  • Candidate Endorser Form # 2
  • Candidate Endorser Form # 3
  • Copy of Resume

Nomination Submission:

Interested individuals should submit the Nomination Form, Candidates Statement, and relevant attachments to LAHSA via email no later than 12 p.m. on the designated dates per SPA above. Applications received after this date will not be considered.

Nomination Review:

LAHSA will review candidate applications and verify all nominations and endorsements. Confirmed nominees will be posted on the LAHSA website (see above Timeline for Nominations, Website Posting, and Approval Dates).

SPA Vote and Results:

Each SPA will review and vote on candidates for the vacant SPA representative seats as outlined above. LAHSA will notify the CoC membership of the results via listserv email and through LAHSA's website.

 


SPA 2 Representative Election

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is pleased to announce the Results of the General Election for the LA CoC Board SPA 2 Representative.

Please join us in congratulating:

Kimberly Roberts
Chief Programs Officer
LA Family Housing

(Click here for Candidate Statement)

 

as the

Los Angeles Continuum of Care Board SPA 2 Representative.

 

Special thanks to:

San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valley Homeless Coalition (SFSCVHC)

for hosting the General Election,

and to all candidates, coalition members, and voters in SPA 7.

 


SPA 4 Representative Election

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is pleased to announce the Results of the General Election for the LA CoC Board SPA 4 Representative.

Please join us in congratulating:

Myong Kim
Chief Program Officer
Downtown Women's Center

(Click here for Candidate Statement)

 

as the

Los Angeles Continuum of Care Board SPA 4 Representative.

 

Special thanks to:

SPA 4 Coalitions, Leaders, and Partners,

for hosting the General Election,

and to all candidates, coalition members, and voters in SPA 4.


SPA 6 Representative Election

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is pleased to announce the Results of the General Election for the LA CoC Board SPA 6 Representative.

Please join us in congratulating:

Benjamin Kay
Associate Director
SSG HOPICS

(Click here for Candidate Statement)

as the

Los Angeles Continuum of Care Board SPA 6 Representative.

 

Special thanks to:

SPA 6 Homeless Coalition

for hosting the General Election,

and to all candidates, coalition members, and voters in SPA 6.


SPA 7 Representative Special Election

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is pleased to announce the Results of the General Election for the LA CoC Board SPA 7* Representative.

Please join us in congratulating:

Tomasz Babiszkiewicz
Associate Director
PATH

(Click here for Candidate Statement)

 

as the

Los Angeles Continuum of Care Board SPA 7 Representative.

 

Special thanks to:

SPA 7 Homeless Coalition

for hosting the General Election,

and to all candidates, coalition members, and voters in SPA 7.

 

*Note: SPA 7 Representative election is a special election to fill the remainder of the term for the SPA 7 seat elected in 2022 and vacated in 2023. This term will end in late Fall/Winter of 2025.


SPA 8 Representative Election

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is pleased to announce the Results of the General Election for the LA CoC Board SPA 8 Representative.

Please join us in congratulating:

Carielle Escalante
Director of Community Housing
Rainbow Services, Ltd.

(Click here for Candidate Statement)

 

as the

Los Angeles Continuum of Care Board SPA 8 Representative.

 

Special thanks to:

The South Bay Coalition to End Homelessness

for hosting the General Election,

and to all candidates, coalition members, and voters in SPA 8.


For more information or questions, contact: Jessica Reed
  Associate Director, CoC Planning
  Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA)
  Email: LACoCBoard@lahsa.org