Marc Trotz

Director of the county’s Housing for Health program.

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Marc Trotz is currently the Director of Housing for Health, a new program that creates a broad range of residential housing options linked to the public health system within the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS). Mr. Trotz comes to LA with plenty of experience; he has spent the last twenty-five years working in the public sector on housing and health policies in the San Francisco Bay Area. The majority of his work has focused on the development of supportive housing for the homeless, those with chronic health conditions, the elderly, and other populations in need of housing with on-site services. Prior to working for the Los Angeles DHS, Mr. Trotz was the Housing Director for the San Francisco Department of Public Health, where he introduced and directed the Direct Access to Housing program. Direct Access to Housing has been recognized nationally as a pioneering approach to housing and health improvement for people who have had long histories of homelessness coexisting with complex medical and behavioral health issues.

Mr. Trotz strongly believes that housing is a health care issue and that stable and supportive housing environments are necessary to make meaningful and lasting improvements in the lives of homeless clients. His work over the last twenty five years makes him a leader and innovator in the field.

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