Tricia Keane is the Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Housing Department (LAHD). She is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective implementation of LAHD’s programs including affordable housing finance, rental housing regulation, and delivery of a wide range of housing development services to Los Angeles residents. Ms. Keane also administers the City’s accessible housing program (AcHP), ensuring that affordable housing is accessible to persons with disabilities. Ms. Keane brings 20 years of experience in land use, planning, and housing work to this role.
Before joining LAHD in July 2020, Ms. Keane served as Deputy Director of the Operations + Engagement Bureau at the Department of City Planning. Her role included oversight of various functions including the External Affairs, Government Relations, and Communications teams, the Performance Management Unit, the information technologies teams, and budget and administrative functions. Prior to City Planning, Ms. Keane served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Councilmember Mike Bonin where she worked extensively on planning, housing, and homelessness issues. Prior to that, she served as Senior Deputy County Counsel for the Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Keane clerked for Judge James S. Gwin in the U.S. District Court and then spent several years in private practice at the law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP, advising clients on environmental and land use regulations related to private and institutional development projects. Ms. Keane holds a Bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, and a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the UCLA Law Review (Vol. 48).