Evelyn Lim joined the HUD Region Eight team, which covers Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana and North and South Dakota. Prior to her appointment at HUD, she served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Lim began her public service career in 2003 at DHS shortly after its creation. She served in the White House under President George W. Bush, focusing on transportation security policy. In 2015, she co-founded a consulting firm in Denver, Colorado, that provided organizational development strategy for corporate and nonprofit organizations with a focus on government affairs, strategic policy development, and philanthropic and political advisory services.