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Wendy Greuel to Chair Homeless Services Oversight Panel

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Former Los Angeles City Controller Wendy Greuel will chair the city and county’s joint homeless services oversight panel. Greuel was appointed to the 10-person board earlier this year by Mayor Eric Garcetti. Fellow board members elected her as the chair.

The board serves as the oversight body for the Los Angeles Homeless
Services Authority, which administers most of the homeless services in the
region. Five members were appointed by Los Angeles County supervisors, and the
other five by elected city officials.

Greuel said she is “grateful” for the board members’ support and “honored to be named chair at a time when homelessness has become the most
pressing issue in the city and county of Los Angeles.”

The panel is expected to carry out a major overhaul of how the city and
county coordinates services and houses people who are homeless. Greuel’s background in homeless services include serving as the deputy director of the Interagency Council on Homelessness in the Bill Clinton administration, and as the Southern California director of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Rabbi Noah Zvi Farkas, an appointee of county Supervisor Sheila Kuehl,
was elected vice chair. Farkas is the founder of Netiya, a network of faith-
based organizations that repurposes unused land to grow food.

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