Roundtable: Measure HHH
February 8, 2018, 6:00PM-8:00PM
LA Community Action Network | 838 E. Sixth St. | Los Angeles, CA 90021

The AIA|Los Angeles Design for Dignity Task Force presents:

When: Thursday, February 8th (6:00 - 8:00pm)
Where: LA Community Action Network | 838 E. Sixth St. | Los Angeles, CA 90021
Limited Capacity: RSVP to Will Wright

“With the first Measure HHH funded project under construction, efforts by the City of Los Angeles to alleviate homelessness is gaining momentum. The Los Angeles Chapter of the American Institute of Architects will co-host with Los Angeles Community Action Network a panel discussion with city officials and homeless housing providers to explore actionable steps to streamline future Measure HHH projects.”

Confirmed Speakers include:

Amy N. Anderson - Executive Director, PATH Ventures
Lise Bornstein, AIA - Partner, Killefer Flammang Architects
Peter Lynn - Executive Director, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Pete White - Founder & Co-Director, Los Angeles Community Action Network
Rushmore Cervantes- General Manager, Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA)

Moderated by: Laura Lehman - Senior Designer, MVE + Partners

Speaker Biographies:

Amy N. Anderson - Executive Director, PATH Ventures

Amy has been actively involved in working with affordable housing in Southern California for over 18 years. She is a proven leader in planning, developing, and financing affordable housing and has impacted innumerable individuals and families from marginalized communities over the years. Prior to joining PATH Ventures, Ms. Anderson was a Senior Program Manager for six years at the California Housing Partnership Corporation. In this role, Amy provided financial consulting, technical assistance, and training to nonprofit and government clientele throughout Southern California. She also has had considerable first-hand experience as a housing developer with Abode Housing, formerly the L.A. Community Design Center.

Amy received her master’s degree in Urban Planning from UCLA and her B.A. in History from Cornell University. Ms. Anderson’s passion for affordable housing extends beyond the workplace. She sat on the Board of Directors and was later President of the Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing (SCANPH). Amy also served a three-year term as Housing Commissioner and currently is a Planning Commissioner for the City of Santa Monica.

Lise Bornstein, AIA - Partner, Killefer Flammang Architects

As a partner at KFA, Lise is in charge of project concept and design; incorporating a love of art and community while developing client goals and vision. Focused on creating projects with a big design idea, Lise has managed projects with complex entitlement packages, multiple funding sources and significant community outreach while working collaboratively with clients, consultants, contractors and in-house teams.

For Lise, the ever-evolving LA cityscape is reimagining itself yet again amidst a new era of transformation in communities and the way people live and work. She believes this growth will lead KFA to new and exciting projects with creative partners, while offering new opportunities in urban infill development. She serves on the board for Step Up on Second and the board for the Association for Women in Architecture Foundation as the Scholarship/Fellowship Chair.

Peter Lynn - Executive Director, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Peter Lynn is the executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), lead agency of the LA Continuum of Care, the nation’s second largest CoC, coordinating and managing more than $243 million in Federal, City and County funding. Mr. Lynn has led LAHSA through a period of tremendous growth and transformation, with funding commitments from the City and County of Los Angeles increasing from $42 million to $214 million in two and a half years. Prior to LAHSA, he ran Section 8 for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), doubling the size of HACLA’s homeless programs to more than 14,000 units, and reducing barriers to access for some of the city’s most challenging, service-intensive populations.

He serves on Mayor Garcetti’s Homelessness Cabinet, the National Alliance to End Homelessness Leadership Council, the Home For Good Leadership Team, and the Los Angeles County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Housing Advisory Board. An advocate of interagency cooperation, he works to strengthen the collaboration between jurisdictions, departments, agencies and organizations assisting the homeless throughout the Los Angeles Continuum of Care.

Mr. Lynn has been recognized with an Outstanding Leadership Award from the County Department of Mental Health for his work to house homeless individuals with mental illness and with the United Way/Home For Good Trailblazer of the Year Award. He holds an MBA from New York University and BA from Vassar College.

Pete White - Founder & Co-Director, Los Angeles Community Action Network

Pete White is the Founder and Co-Director of Los Angeles Community Action Network (LA CAN), which builds indigenous leadership with the Central City East community to address the issues confronting the neighborhood‰’s extremely low-income, predominantly African American residents. LA CAN focuses on housing and civil rights, healthy food access, women‰’s rights and violence prevention.

Rushmore Cervantes
- General Manager, Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA)

Rushmore Cervantes is the General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA) and has 25 years of experience with the City of Los Angeles. Mr. Cervantes plans and directs all HCIDLA activities that support the creation of livable and prosperous communities through the development and preservation of decent, safe, affordable housing, neighborhood investment, and a broad network of social services.

HCIDLA contributes to the City’s ever-increasing housing demand by financing the development of affordable housing and permanent supportive housing for the homeless, preserving existing low-income housing, and negotiating new developments on City-owned land. It also provides first-time homeownership opportunities, and home repairs for seniors and low-income families.

Mr. Cervantes oversees HCIDLA’s network of Family Source Centers (FSCs) that provide low-income households with supportive services geared towards financial sustainability and the increase in youth academic achievement. HCIDLA is also active in providing services for special need individuals through its Housing Opportunities for Persons with HIV / AIDS program and domestic violence shelters.

In addition, HCIDLA performs habitability inspections of all 760,000 multifamily units in the City, administers the Rent Stabilization Ordinance which covers approximately 640,000 units and is the second largest rent stabilization program in the country, and helps address gentrification pressures through extensive outreach and the provision of training for both landlords and tenants on their rights and responsibilities. All services and programs are place-based, integrating transit, community, economic, and housing development investments.

Mr. Cervantes is also a member of the Los Angeles Workforce Development Board and is President of the Los Angeles Development Fund that invests New Market Tax Credits in commercial and residential developments that create permanent jobs.

Laura Lehman - Senior Designer, MVE + Partners

Laura Lehman has worked on multi-family and mixed–use projects for over a decade in Southern California and internationally. She works collaboratively on all phases of architectural projects from master planning to construction administration. A native of Los Angeles, Laura brings to her practice optimism and breadth of understanding about the city, valuing community outreach and site-specific attention to the surrounding culture. Laura earned a Master of Architecture degree from Cal Poly Pomona and a BA from UC Berkeley.