Director, Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs (DCDDP)
Lynda Perez is the Director of the Division of Community Discretionary and Demonstration Programs (DCDDP) which administers three discretionary grant programs: Community Economic Development (CED) program, Rural Community Development (RCD) program, and Assets for Independence (AFI) program. Ms. Perez has extensive experience in program operations, grants management, and procurement. She has been with OCS in her current position since 2006. Ms. Perez has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Chicago and has earned a reputation for being a compassionate advocate for low-income people and social services.