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Homelessness Task Force

Working with nonprofit and faith partners to seek public policy solutions to our city's homelessness crisis.

The Valley Beth Shalom Homelessness Task Force team has advocated successfully for city and county measures in the last year to build more permanent supportive and affordable housing.

Get involved!

If you’d like to join the VBS Homelessness Task Force, please email Nitzan at nbarlev@vbs.org to receive updates and meeting invites. To learn more, please call (818) 530-4035.

Our Leadership

David P

David Polinsky, Chair, Homlessness Task Force

Born and raised on a 750-acre farm in Eastern Connecticut, David joined VBS in 1999, with his wife Stacy, and then 4-year old son, Sammy, and 2-year old son, Jake. David, who has spent the past 35 years practicing law in Los Angeles, is currently working for the Office of General Counsel, for the State of California Department of Water Resources. But for the past 8 years, since joining the VBS Homelessness Task Force, one of his passions has been to work with other VBS members, political leaders, and secular/eccumenical coalition partners, to learn about homelessness and its cause; to educate others about how it can be addressed; and to advocate for affirmative structural policy reformation, regarding permanent, supportive and affordable housing for our at-risk homeless neighbors.

Partner Organizations

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