DHAKSHIKE WICKREMA

Dhakshike Wickrema

SENIOR DEPUTY FOR HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING

dhakshike.wickrema@lacity.org

Dhakshike Wickrema serves as Senior Deputy for Homelessness and Housing, overseeing all policies, programs and advocacy related to homelessness and poverty alleviation. She previously served as Senior Deputy for Homelessness and Mental Health to then-Supervisor Ridley-Thomas and supported his successful efforts in March 2017 to pass Measure H, which funds housing and services to prevent and end homelessness in Los Angeles County. Dhakshike earned her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master’s in Urban Studies and Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.