Warren Loui

Warren Loui

The Weingart Center, a downtown-based social service agency for the homeless with plans to build largest supportive housing project in Los Angeles, has named Warren Loui as chairman of the board.

Loui, a partner at the global law firm Winston & Strawn based in Chicago, has served on the Weingart Center board since 2008. His appointment to chairman from his previous position as vice chair was announced July 10.

“Homelessness is a prevalent and critical issue both in Los Angeles and throughout California,” Loui, who lives and works in Los Angeles, said in a statement. “I am proud to work with an organization that has committed itself to helping so many individuals overcome serious barriers.”

Loui, a partner at Winston & Strawn since 2010, focuses his practice on securitization, lending and emerging companies. He is an adjunct professor at USC Law School and co-owner of Cardinal Rule Wines.

In addition to the Weingart Center, he serves on the Executive Advisory Council of Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

The Weingart Center, a nonprofit agency on Skid Row, provides housing and support services for more than 27,000 homeless residents.

Last year, it won approval to build a $138 million, 278-unit permanent supportive housing development at 554 S. San Pedro St. The 18-story homeless housing tower, the largest of its kind in Los Angeles County, is expected to open in 2020.

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