KeAndra Cylear Dodds

For more than a decade, KeAndra Cylear Dodds has dedicated her career to the creation and preservation of affordable housing; improving access to transit, healthy environments and economic opportunities; and developing policies that foster social equity. KeAndra currently works as Manager of Preservation at the Community Development Commission of Los Angeles County, where she leads efforts to preserve housing that is affordable for low-income households and keep tenants stably housed. Prior to joining the Commission, she was the Senior Program Director, Policy and Special Initiatives at Enterprise Community Partners, where she led the Southern California policy work and joined with Enterprise’s state and federal advocates to improve access to safe, affordable homes in thriving neighborhoods. Before joining Enterprise, KeAndra was the Transportation and Housing Deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis. As Deputy, she focused on issues related to transportation, land use, affordable housing and LGBT rights. Prior to joining the county, she was a Staff Attorney at the Western Center on Law and Poverty in Los Angeles. There, KeAndra engaged in impact litigation, policy advocacy, technical assistance and education statewide to improve access to affordable housing for low-income families. She also advocated for equitable transit-oriented and sustainable development. KeAndra received her law degree from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law and her bachelor’s from the University of Pennsylvania.