David Howden Named New Director in LA

CSH has promoted David Howden to Director of the Los Angeles program. David’s tenure with CSH, his dedication to our work, and his extensive system knowledge and relationships in the community will be incredible assets in taking us to the next level in this extraordinary journey for CSH Los Angeles.

David has close to 20 years of experience in assisting communities with sound strategies to address and end homelessness. He has taken this solid background to a new level in LA. As a Senior Program Manager and then Acting Director, he has worked closely with public and private sector partners to align systems and increase resources. He has spearheaded efforts to strengthen the capacity of service providers and developers to bring supportive housing to scale.

David was a recognized leader in the two successful referenda to raise billions to pay for new supportive housing and services, and was instrumental in forging a partnership and Memorandum of Understanding between the City and County that will serve as the dynamic framework for ending homelessness in LA.

Over the past few years, David has worked with our Home for Good partners to design a Coordinated Entry System (CES) throughout the region. David also led a community-based planning effort to develop a regional homeless strategic plan for San Gabriel Valley, which included both a comprehensive needs assessment and an implementation strategy.

Prior to joining CSH, David was with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, where he was Funding Manager from 2001 to 2008. His responsibilities included oversight of the annual Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Programs application for one of the largest Continuums in the United States.

David has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master of Public Administration from Rutgers University.

We are very proud of what David and the CSH team in Los Angeles are accomplishing together and look forward to their even greater impact and success in the future.

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