Molly Rysman has made an entire career of working on homelessness and affordable housing policy in Los Angeles. For the past 16 years, she’s served in local government and the nonprofit sector. Rysman is the Chief Programs Officer for LAHSA, where she is responsible for leading and synthesizing all system and performance management operations, data management solutions, and policy and government affairs activities to develop and ensure the implementation of system-wide policies and practices that achieve LAHSA’s mission and vision.
Prior to working for LAHSA, Rysman worked as housing and homelessness deputy for L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. In the process, she helped develop and implement Measure H, create the county’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund and Rent Stabilization Ordinance, and create criminal justice reforms like the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, the Alternatives to Incarceration Initiative, and Measure J.