InterIm Community Development Authority (InterIm CDA) added Andrea Akita as director of community and housing services, effective Sept. 10. She will have oversight of InterIm CDA’s direct housing and homelessness prevention services, the Danny Woo Community Garden program, the Wilderness Inner-City Leadership Development (WILD) program, and sustainable neighborhood planning activities.
Prior to joining InterIm CDA, Akita managed the planning and program development unit in the Human Services Department of the City of Seattle, where her focus was on services to prevent and end homelessness. She also has experience in the nonprofit sector as a housing services manager at Lifelong AIDS Alliance (formerly the Northwest AIDS Foundation) and in community development as a program officer with Impact Capital.
Akita is a graduate of UCLA and received dual master’s degrees in urban and regional planning and public and ministration from the University of Southern California. (end)