Doug Lynott is the Director of the Division of Economic Development Integration and Disaster Recovery with the Economic Development Administration (EDA), a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce. In this role, Mr. Lynott is responsible to provide leadership and direction for an integrated approach to the co-investment of federal economic development resources and serves as the lead in coordinating this work in collaboration with other federal economic development agencies and programs, along with inter-governmental and cross-sector partners and stakeholders.
Prior to his current role with EDA, Mr. Lynott was the Acting Director of Program Administration in the Multifamily Office of Recapitalization, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Since returning to HUD in November 2009, Mr. Lynott was also a leading contributor to the design and implementation of a pair of HUD programs established to provide relief to homeowners and neighborhoods directly impacted by the U.S. housing market crash of 2007 – 2009, including the FHA First Look Program, and the Emergency Homeowner Loan Program (EHLP). While he worked at HUD, Mr. Lynott also served as the co-lead of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities (SC2) team working with the City of Flint, MI.
Mr. Lynott worked for the Fairfax County, VA, Department of Housing and Community Development between July 2005 and October 2009. As the county’s HOME Program Manager, he led the design, implementation, and management of two new Fairfax County affordable housing programs: the Homebuyer Equity Loan Program (HELP), which provided direct financial assistance to first-time homebuyers; and the Partnership for Permanent Housing, which provided affordable housing assistance, along with job training and other supportive services to homeless families in Fairfax County.
Mr. Lynott earned his Master’s in Public Administration and Urban Affairs from Michigan State University in 1998. He first entered public service as a Presidential Management Intern (PMI) in August of 1998 when he began working for HUD in Washington, D.C.