Housing Investment and Finance Division
Ms. Katano brings more than 40 years of public sector experience at City, County, and State levels, including with Caltrans, the Cities of Baldwin Park, Costa Mesa, Glendale, and of course her time at the LACDA. She initially started at the agency in 1990, with the Engineering Services Unit, before discovering her passion in and for affordable housing. Ms. Katano has worked on a number of key initiatives for the agency, including the development and enhancement of the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), providing guidance on the development of special needs and affordable housing policies and funding, facilitating the development of County-owned sites, and the development and implementation of the No Place Like Home (NPLH) program. Drawing on her broad spectrum of public sector experience in both public works and affordable housing, Lynn engages actively on behalf of the County in both policy and technical issues.
Ms. Katano provides a wealth of knowledge to the agency, having established strong public-private partnerships with housing developers and public agencies in the region. In September 2017, Lynn was recognized by the Southern California Association of Nonprofit Housing as Staff Member of the Year for her contributions to develop affordable housing in the County.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University, Los Angeles.