Peter Lynn is the executive director of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), lead agency of the LA Continuum of Care, the nation’s second largest CoC, coordinating and managing more than $243 million in Federal, City and County funding. Mr. Lynn has led LAHSA through a period of tremendous growth and transformation, with funding commitments from the City and County of Los Angeles increasing from $42 million to $214 million in two and a half years. Prior to LAHSA, he ran Section 8 for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA), doubling the size of HACLA’s homeless programs to more than 14,000 units, and reducing barriers to access for some of the city’s most challenging, service-intensive populations.
He serves on Mayor Garcetti’s Homelessness Cabinet, the National Alliance to End Homelessness Leadership Council, the Home For Good Leadership Team, and the Los Angeles County Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Housing Advisory Board. An advocate of interagency cooperation, he works to strengthen the collaboration between jurisdictions, departments, agencies and organizations assisting the homeless throughout the Los Angeles Continuum of Care.
Mr. Lynn has been recognized with an Outstanding Leadership Award from the County Department of Mental Health for his work to house homeless individuals with mental illness and with the United Way/Home For Good Trailblazer of the Year Award. He holds an MBA from New York University and BA from Vassar College.