Director of the Los Angeles Program Corporation for Supportive Housing
David Howden has nearly 20 years of experience assisting communities with sound strategies to address and end homelessness. As the Director for CSH’s Los Angeles Program, David 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. Over the past few years, David has worked with partners to design a Coordinated Entry System through 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 COC’s 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.