Our Children, Our Families Council Members
Human Services Agency
Trent has served as the Executive Director of the San Francisco Human Services Agency (HSA) since 2000. HSA is an umbrella agency that comprises the Department of Human Services, the Department of Aging and Adult Services, and the Office of Early Care and Education. HSA, through its $850 million dollar annual operating budget and 2,200 employees, administers the City’s public human services programs for low-income families, children, seniors, and disabled adults and for children and adults who are victims of abuse or neglect. HSA serves more than 250,000 people annually. Under Trent’s leadership, the Agency managed local implementation of the landmark Affordable Care Act, enrolling nearly one in four San Franciscans into high quality health care. For more than a decade, he’s played an instrumental role in the development of citywide programs and policies to address poverty, homelessness and child abuse. These include HSA’s Jobs Now initiative, a nationally recognized subsidized employment model that has provided job placements for nearly 20,000 low-income parents and single adults; and Care Not Cash, which reformed the welfare system for homeless single adults and provided housing for more than 4,700 homeless individuals. Mr. Rhorer holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.