On January 22, the Senate confirmed Shaun Donovan by voice vote as the new Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. During his confirmation hearing on January 13, Senators from both parties praised Donovan’s record and qualifications.
Donovan has served as the Commissioner of New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development since March 2004. Before that, Donovan worked at Prudential Mortgage Capital Company as managing director of its FHA lending and affordable housing investment activities. He was also a visiting scholar at New York University and a consultant to the Millennial Housing Commission.
Until March of 2001, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing at HUD. He also served as acting FHA Commissioner.
His statement to the Committee is linked below.