Hafsa Kaka


Hafsa Kaka is the newly appointed Senior Advisor of Homelessness to Governor Newsom’s cabinet.  Previously, Hafsa worked in the City of San Diego as Mayor Todd Gloria’s Director of Homelessness Strategies & Solutions, where she established many initiatives and programs to optimally serve the homeless population of San Diego. Prior to that, she worked in the City of Riverside implementing small homes villages and COVID isolation trailers for the most vulnerable after she did work in the City of Santa Ana with federal Judge Carter on homeless encampments. Hafsa has also worked at Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority working with mental and medical health system partners. She has a BA from University’s of California Irvine in Psychology and Criminology, and Masters in Social Work at UMN and has taught at USC. Hafsa enjoys trying new coffee shops, spending time with family and enjoying California beaches and sunsets.