Los Angeles County HOPWA Advisory Committee

The purpose of LACHAC is to assist the City of Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA) Program to carry out its goals.  The Committee is charged with the following roles and responsibilities:

  1. Advising the City on the overall HOPWA Program by assessing the need for and existing supply of housing and supportive services, housing related problems such as substandard housing quality and overcrowding, and the financial burden of Persons Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWH/A) and their families; and
  2. Providing advice and comment on the goals and objectives for the Housing and Community Development Consolidated Plan, as it may relate to developing the Strategic and Annual Plans for the HOPWA Grant; and
  3. Identifying ways in which the HOPWA Program can be coordinated with HIV/AIDS programs administered by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health including the Ryan White Program and other related funding resources; and
  4. Advocating for homeless and low-income persons with HIV/AIDS and their families and for those organizations working to address the needs of the HIV/AIDS population and their families; and
  5. Developing and promoting the extent and quality of PLWH/A participation in the HOPWA Program, as well as their participation in the planning and development of programs affecting their interests; and
  6. Determining LACHAC rules and procedures subject to the approval of the Mayor of the City of Los Angeles and the City Council.
MEET OUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Brigitte Tweddell, Chairperson

Carlos A. Vega-Matos, Vice-Chairperson

Glenda Pinney, Secretary

Members:

Theodore Liso

Danny Pepper

Steve Wayland

Maureen Fabricante

Ricky Rosales

Christopher Callandrillo

Terry Goddard

 

GET INVOLVED AND LEARN MORE:

We invite you to join us at our quarterly meetings held every first Wednesday of the following months:  March, June, September, and December.  For more information, please contact Amelia Medina, (213) 808-8941.