Development Officer City of Austin - Housing and Planning Department
Erica Leak is the Development Officer for the City of Austin’s Housing and Planning Department, overseeing divisions focused on affordable housing policy, inclusive planning, and comprehensive planning. She was instrumental in the creation of Austin’s first Strategic Housing Blueprint, which sets affordable housing goals, priorities and strategies for the city. Prior to leading the policy and planning division with the City's affordable housing department, Erica worked in the City of Austin’s planning department, where she led area planning processes and developed multiple density bonus incentive programs in the City of Austin resulting in the creation of affordable housing. Erica has a master's degree in architecture from the University of Washington, Seattle, and has over a decade and a half of experience in planning, affordable housing, and public policy.