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HUD No. 2016-11-03
Lee Jones
(206) 220-5356
For Release
November 3, 2016

Doug Carlson has more than 25 years of experience with HUD

PORTLAND - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Northwest Regional Administrator Donna Batch announced today that Doug Carlson, a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, has been named as Field Office Director for HUD in Oregon, effective October 31, 2016. He will be based at HUD's offices in Portland and he succeeds Margaret Salazar who has been appointed by Oregon Governor Kate Brown to serve as director of Oregon Housing and Community Services.

"Doug is an excellent fit for this position and is highly-regarded by his colleagues at HUD and by our partners in Oregon, Idaho and across the Northwest. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of housing and community development, including work in local government and the nonprofit sector," said Regional Administrator Batch. "He brings particular interest and expertise in development practices and public policies designed to eradicate poverty, building community, managing growth and fostering sustainability."

Doug joined HUD in 1990 and, in 1998, was named Director of Community Planning & Development with oversight responsibility for the Community Development Block Grant, Continuum of Care, HOME Investment Partnership, Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS/HIV programs, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and a host of other HUD-funded programs which generate more than $100 million annually in critical Federal housing, community & economic development assistance to scores of local governments & non-profit housing providers across the two states.

Doug was born in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. He is a graduate of Boise State University earned a master of public administration degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and currently is a Senior Fellow Partnership for Public Service's Excellence in Government Program.


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