Belitha Baker has more than 40 years’ experience in the housing field. She worked for the Lake Charles, Louisiana Housing Authority from 1972 to 1982 as a project manager and clerk. In 1982, she became a member of Miller & Associates in Iowa, Louisiana as a bookkeeper and account clerk. She worked closely with the Louisiana Housing Council of NAHRO, keeping track of its membership, exhibitors, registration for meetings, and its various duties. Her duties ranged from general bookkeeping to fielding questions from Louisiana agencies on day-to-day operational requirements. Belitha currently works as an accountant in HSA’s Lake Charles office, working with several housing authorities.