EXECUTIVE ORDER MJF 96 - 2
Louisiana Interagency Action Council for the Homeless
WHEREAS: the number of homeless persons and families in the nation and this state has increased in
recent years; and
WHEREAS: the causes of homelessness are many and complex and homeless individuals have diverse
WHEREAS: effective use of the state's resources and programs to alleviate the plight of homeless
persons requires coordination of efforts by interested persons, agencies and organizations, both public and private,
including participation at the federal, state and local levels;
NOW THEREFORE I, MURPHY J. FOSTER, JR., Governor of the State of Louisiana, do hereby order
and direct as follows:
SECTION 1: There shall be created the Louisiana Interagency Action Council for the Homeless. The
council shall consist of:
A member shall serve at the pleasure of the appointing official or until termination of the member's
employment with the entity the member represents.
The council shall meet at least quarterly but as necessary to conduct its activities.
The agencies, departments and entities represented on the council may provide technical assistance and
support as are available and deemed necessary by the council. The council shall elect a chairperson and vice
chairperson from among its members.
SECTION 2: The Interagency Action Council for the Homeless shall:
SECTION 3: This Executive Order shall remain in effect until amended, modified, or rescinded by
operation of law.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have set my hand officially and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the
State of Louisiana, at the Capitol, in the City of Baton Rouge, on this 7th day of February, 1996.
M. J. "Mike"
Secretary of State