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NCSHA Welcomes Rep. Marcia Fudge as HUD Secretary

Published on March 10, 2021

Marcia FudgeWASHINGTON, DC — The National Council of State Housing Agencies congratulates Rep. Marcia Fudge on her confirmation today as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. She is the first woman to serve as HUD Secretary since 1979, the second Black woman, and the third woman ever to lead the department.

NCSHA and its member state housing finance agencies look forward to continuing our longstanding, strong, and productive partnership on affordable housing with HUD under Fudge’s leadership. Our top priorities will be to work with Secretary Fudge and her team to get assistance quickly to millions of low-income renters and homeowners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, address HUD’s affirmatively furthering fair housing responsibilities, and help people of color and others achieve homeownership through downpayment and mortgage insurance programs.

Secretary Fudge has a strong record and demonstrated commitment to making affordable homeownership a reality for more Americans, including households of color and underserved populations — a priority shared by NCSHA.

While serving in the House of Representatives, she led an annual sign-on letter, bringing her colleagues together to ask appropriators for increased funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships program, an important source of formula grant funds for state and local agencies to produce affordable housing. She also cosponsored important housing legislation including the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act.

NCSHA and its members stand ready to work with Secretary Fudge to continue to address the serious affordable housing challenges our nation faces today.