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Orlando Ward

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Orlando Ward

Director of Program Services
The Midnight Mission
affordable housing in Los Angeles
public health and safety in downtown L.A.
homelessness on skid row


Orlando Ward is director of program services for The Midnight Mission. Previously, he had served as the organization's public affairs director. Ward was appointed to Los Angeles' Affordable Housing Commission by then-Mayor James K. Hahn, and serves as the chairman of the Center City Redevelopment Project's Project Area Committee. He is the vice-chairman of the Central City Association's Public Health and Safety Committee and is active in a number of community-based organizations, including the Central City Task Force on Homeless Issues, the Downtown L.A. Neighborhood Council and the Los Angeles Central Providers Collaborative. Ward is currently working with the mayor's office, the office of Supervisor Gloria Molina, and representatives from state government to craft a coordinated response to homelessness among families in downtown Los Angeles' skid row district. Working with the chief of police and the sheriff, he is part of a task force that will address public health concerns associated with homeless populations in the region. Ward is a graduate of Stanford University.

601 South San Pedro Street
Los Angeles  California  90014
United States
Office Phone: 
(213) 624-1026 x1237
Office Fax: 
(213) 553-2359


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