The mission of the Blue-Ribbon Commission on Homelessness (BRCH) is to conduct a comprehensive study of
the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s (LAHSA) governance structure by reviewing existing reports
and recommendations, identify and analyze the challenges inherent to the existing system, and to provide
recommendations to change and improve its efficiency.
BRCH will also research and analyze various homelessness governance reports, study models from across the
nation, and provide feedback to the Board regarding the most relevant and effective models with the
intention of implementing governance reform to help solve the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles County.
BRCH shall provide a report that includes recommendations for a new governance model that is appropriate
for Los Angeles County
"Governance" refers to structures and processes designed to ensure accountability, transparency,
responsiveness, rule of law, stability, equity and inclusiveness, empowerment, and broad-based
participation. Governance also represents the norms, values and rules of the game through which public
affairs are managed in a manner that is transparent, participatory, inclusive and responsive.
Source: UNESCO, International Bureau of Education