Doug Ryan

Senior Fellow

Doug has spent his entire career in the affordable housing field, with more than twenty years’ experience working in federal and local housing programs. Prior to joining Prosperity Now, Doug served as Assistant Director of Federal Programs at the Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County, Maryland, a multifaceted housing provider, developer and lender. Earlier in his career, he worked as a legislative assistant in the U.S. Senate and as a program analyst with the Federal Housing Finance Board, working to expand the lending programs of the Federal Home Loan Banks, including loans for manufactured housing. He also was project manager for the Housing Development Institute, the housing development arm of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Doug holds a B.A. from Fordham University and an M.P.A. from New York University. 

Doug served for five years on the Montgomery County Commission on Human Rights and currently on the board of Places for People, a Montgomery County housing provider for formerly homeless persons with mental health issues. He is an adjunct instructor at American University’s School of Public Affairs.