WASHINGTON— The National Housing Conference congratulates Pamela Patenaude upon her appointment as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Patenaude’s experience will serve the department well, especially the team at HUD assists in recovery efforts in Florida and the Gulf Coast.
NHC thanks the Senate for confirming a deputy secretary, a key step in fulfilling HUD’s mission. We urge the Trump administration to continue nominating and the Senate to continue approving other key housing positions at HUD, USDA and elsewhere across the federal government, many of whom are also needed in recovery efforts.
About NHC: Everyone in America should have equal opportunity to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community. The National Housing Conference educates decision makers and the public about housing policies and practices to move housing forward together. NHC convenes and collaborates with our diverse membership and the broader housing and community development sectors to advance our policy, research and communications initiatives to effect positive change at the federal, state and local levels. Founded in 1931, we are a nonpartisan, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. NHC’s research team operated as the Center for Housing Policy until the organizations merged in 2013.