WASHINGTON—The National Housing Conference is pleased to see Brian Montgomery nominated as FHA commissioner and assistant secretary for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has been a housing leader in a variety of roles and previously served as FHA commissioner during the George W. Bush administration. Montgomery’s experience responding to Hurricane Katrina will be a valuable and timely asset to HUD. NHC congratulates him and urges the Senate to confirm him, and all other HUD nominees, swiftly.
In this time of crisis, HUD needs senior staff in place to direct housing assistance as communities recover from the recent storms in Florida and the Gulf Coast. It is critically important that the Senate confirm Pamela Patenaude as deputy secretary of HUD and Brian Montgomery as FHA commissioner and assistant secretary in a timely manner to ensure these recovery efforts run smoothly.
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.