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Department of Housing and Urban Development

451 Seventh Street SW., Washington, DC 20410

202-708-1422
http://www.hud.gov

SECRETARY Benjamin S. Carson, Sr.

Chief of Staff Andrew Hughes
General Counsel J. Paul Compton, Jr.

ASSISTANT SECRETARIES
Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations Leonard Wolfson
Public Affairs Caroline Vanvick, Acting

CHIEF OFFICERS
Financial Irving L. Dennis
Information David C. Chow

DIRECTORS
Faith and Opportunity Initiative (vacancy)
Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization Jean Lin Pao
https://www.hud.gov/about/leadership/ben_carson
DEPUTY SECRETARY (vacancy)

ASSISTANT SECRETATIES
Administration (vacancy)
Community Planning and Development (vacancy)
Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Anna Maria Farías
Housing Brian D. Montgomery
Policy Development and Research Seth Appleton
Public and Indian Housing Hunter Kurtz

ASSISTANT DEPUTY SECRETARY
Field Policy and Management Benjamin E. Demarzo

CHIEF OFFICERS
Administrative Nelson Bregon
Human Capital Monica Matthews
Procurement Ronald C. Flom

COMMISSIONER
Federal Housing Brian D. Montgomery

DIRECTORS
Equal Employment Opportunity John P. Benison
Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes Matthew E. Ammon
Business Transformation (vacancy)
https://www.hud.gov/about/leadership

Government National Mortgage Association—Ginnie Mae

Government National Mortgage Association—Ginnie Mae
President (vacancy)
https://www.ginniemae.gov/about_us/who_we_are/pages/executive_leadership.aspx

Independent Oversight

Independent Oversight
Inspector General Rae Oliver Davis
https://www.hudoig.gov/about-hud-oig/organization-staff/inspector-general-immediate-office/rae-oliver-davis

The above list of key personnel was updated 10–2019.

The above list of key personnel was updated 10–2019.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development oversees housing needs nationwide, ensures fair housing opportunities, and creates strong, sustainable, and inclusive communities.

ESTABLISHMENT AND ORGANIZATION

On September 9, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson approved Public Law 89–174, which is also cited as the Department of Housing and Urban Development Act. As part of the statute's declaration of purpose, Congress declared that "the general welfare and security of the Nation and the health and living standards of our people require . . . sound development of the Nation's communities and metropolitan areas in which the vast majority of its people live and work." To support this requirement of sound development, Congress established "an executive department to be known as the Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD]" (79 Stat. 667).

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/STATUTE-79/pdf/STATUTE-79-Pg667.pdf

HUD's statutory duties are described in chapter 44, sections 3531–3549, of 42 U.S.C.

https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/USCODE-2017-title42/pdf/USCODE-2017-title42-chap44.pdf

Regulations relating to the Office of the Secretary and to housing and urban development are found in parts 0–4199 of 24 CFR.

https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title24/24tab_02.tpl

By the advice and with the consent of the Senate, the President appoints the Secretary of HUD. The Secretary supervises and directs the administration of the Department (79 Stat. 667).

https://www.hud.gov/about/hud_secretary/powersec

HUD's department structure is presented like an organizational chart in its "Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Performance Plan" and "Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Performance Report" on page 11. The Plan and Report are combined into one document (March 2019).

https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SPM/documents/HUDFY2020APP-FY2018APR-3.22.2019.pdf

PROGRAMS AREAS

HUD administers various programs to facilitate its six core functions: insuring mortgages for single-family and multifamily dwellings and extending loans for home improvement and for the purchasing of mobile homes; channeling funds from investors to the mortgage industry through the Government National Mortgage Association–Ginnie Mae; making direct loans for construction or rehabilitation of housing projects that benefit the elderly and handicapped; providing Federal housing subsidies for low- and moderate-income families; giving community development grants to States and communities; and promoting and enforcing fair housing and equal housing opportunity.

https://www.hud.gov/topics

Community Planning and Development

The Office of Community and Planning Development administers grant programs to help communities plan and finance growth and development, to increase their governing capacity, and to shelter and provide services for the homeless. The Office is responsible for implementing Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs for entitlement communities; the State- and HUD-administered Small Cities Program; community development loan guarantees; special purpose grants for insular areas and historically black colleges and universities; Appalachian Regional Commission grants; the Home Investment in Affordable Housing Program, which provides Federal assistance for housing rehabilitation, tenant-based assistance, first-time homebuyers, and new construction when a jurisdiction is determined to need new rental housing; the Department's programs to address homelessness; the John Heinz Neighborhood Development Program; community outreach partnerships; the joint community development plan that assists institutions of higher education working in concert with State and local governments to undertake activities under the CDBG program; community adjustment and economic diversification planning grants; empowerment zones and enterprise communities; efforts to improve the environment; and community planning and development efforts of other departments and agencies, public and private organizations, private industry, financial markets, and international organizations.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/comm_planning

Fair Housing / Equal Opportunity

The Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity administers fair housing laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in public and private housing; equal opportunity laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination in HUD-assisted housing and community development programs; the fair housing assistance grants program to provide financial and technical assistance to State and local government agencies to implement local fair housing laws and ordinances; and the Community Housing Resources Boards program to provide grants for fair housing activities, including outreach and education, identification of institutional barriers to fair housing, and telephone hotlines for complaints.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp

Government National Mortgage Association–Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae is a Government corporation that makes housing affordable for millions of low- and moderate-income earners by channeling capital into the Nation's housing markets. The Ginnie Mae guaranty allows mortgage lenders to obtain a higher price when selling their mortgage loans in the secondary mortgage market. Lenders can then use the proceeds of these sales to fund new mortgage loans. Without that liquidity, lenders would have to keep all loans in their own portfolios and would not have adequate capital for making new loans. Ginnie Mae guarantees investors the timely payment of principal and interest on mortgage-backed securities that are backed by federally insured or federally guaranteed loans—loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration or guaranteed by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Other guarantors, or issuers, of loans that are eligible as collateral for Ginnie Mae mortgage-backed securities include HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing and the Department of Agriculture's Rural Development. Ginnie Mae securities are the only mortgage-backed securities to carry the full faith and credit guaranty of the U.S. Government.

http://www.ginniemae.gov/pages/default.aspx

Housing

The Office of Housing oversees aid for construction and financing of new and rehabilitated housing and for preservation of existing housing. The Office underwrites single-family, multifamily, property improvement, and manufactured home loans; administers special purpose programs designed for the elderly, handicapped, and chronically mentally ill; administers housing assistance programs for low-income families having difficulties affording standard housing; administers grants to fund resident ownership of multifamily house properties; and protects consumers against fraudulent land development and promotional practices.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing

Lead Hazard Control / Healthy Homes

The Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes is responsible for lead hazard control policy development, abatement, training, regulations, and research. Activities of the Office include increasing public and building-industry awareness of the dangers of lead-based paint poisoning and the options for detection, risk reduction, and abatement; encouraging the development of safer, more effective, and less costly methods for detection, risk reduction, and abatement; and encouraging State and local governments to develop lead-based paint programs covering contractor certification, hazard reduction, financing, enforcement, and primary prevention, including public education.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/healthy_homes

Public and Indian Housing

The Office of Public and Indian Housing administers public and Indian housing programs; assists technically and financially with planning, developing, and managing low-income projects; subsidizes the operations of public housing agencies (PHAs) and Indian housing authorities (IHAs) and provides procedures for reviewing the management of public housing agencies; administers the comprehensive improvement assistance and comprehensive grant programs for modernizing low-income housing projects; administers programs for resident participation, resident management, home ownership, economic development and supportive services, and drug-free neighborhood programs; protects low-income tenants from lead-based paint poisoning by requiring PHAs and IHAs to comply with HUD regulations for the testing and removal of lead-based paint; implements and monitors program requirements related to program eligibility and admission of families to public and assisted housing, as well as tenant income and rent requirements for continued occupancy; administers the HOPE VI and vacancy reduction programs; administers voucher and certificate programs and the Moderate Rehabilitation Program; coordinates all departmental housing and community development programs for Indian and Alaskan Natives; and awards grants to PHAs and IHAs for the construction, acquisition, and operation of public and Indian housing projects.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/ih

Sources of Information

A–Z Index

An alphabetical index is available on the HUD website to help visitors search for specific topics or browse content that aligns with their interests.

https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/siteindex/quicklinks

Archived Records

HUD records are referenced in the "Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States." The Guide is accessible online, and GPO records have been assigned to Record Group 207.

https://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/207.html

Bibliographic Database

The HUD USER bibliographic database contains more than 10,000 full-abstract citations to research reports, articles, books, monographs, and data sources in housing policy, building technology, economic development, urban planning, and a host of other relevant fields.

https://www.huduser.gov/portal/bibliodb/pdrbibdb.html

Business Opportunities

To learn about contracting opportunities, programs, and resources, use the link below. The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer can provide additional information. Phone, 202-708-1290. TDD, 202-708-1455.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/cpo

Career Opportunities

Information on career opportunities—including opportunities for veterans, students, and people with disabilities—is available online. Information is also available from the Personnel Division at the nearest regional office and from the Office of Human Resources in Washington, DC. Phone, 202-708-0408.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/careers

In 2018, HUD ranked 21st among 27 midsize Government agencies in the Partnership for Public Service's Best Places To Work Agency Rankings.

https://bestplacestowork.org/rankings/detail/HU00

Contact Information

Contact information is available online.

https://www.hud.gov/contact

Data / Research

The Office of Policy Development and Research posts datasets, publications, research, and information on initiatives on its "HUD User" website.

http://www.huduser.org/portal/home.html

Disaster Resilience

The Office of Economic Development oversees HUD's preparations to mitigate the effects of climate change on it's mission, operations, and programs. This includes promoting greater capacity in and more utilization of resilient approaches to community development at the local, regional, and State levels.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/economic_development/resilience/about | Email: EconomicDevelopment@hud.gov

En Español

HUD posts information in Spanish on its website.

https://www.hud.gov/espanol

Some contact information is available on the "Información en Español" web page.

https://www.hud.gov/directory/800/parainformacion

Field Offices

Visit HUD's online local office directory to find contact information for its field offices.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/field_policy_mgt/localoffices

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Many HUD documents are available online. Before submitting a written request, click on the "Frequently Requested Materials" and "E–FOIA Reading Room" links on HUD's FOIA web page to see if the desired information is immediately accessible, free of charge. Phone, 202-708-3054.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/administration/foia

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Answers to FAQs are posted online.

https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/faqs

Glossary

The Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) maintains a glossary on its website.

https://www.ginniemae.gov/Pages/Glossary.aspx

Good Stories

To learn about the positive things that HUD funding helps support, see the Department's online collection of good stories and feature stories.

https://archives.hud.gov/library/goodstories/index.cfm

History

In the aftermath of assassination that outraged communities of color and sparked protest and violence in American cities, President Lyndon B. Johnson approved Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, commonly referred to as the Fair Housing Act. Signing "into law the promises of a century" was his description of that moment. The promises of this legislation included outlawing most housing discrimination and giving enforcement responsibility to HUD. To learn more about HUD's history of overseeing and coordinating Federal housing programs and enforcing fair housing practices, visit the "HUD History" web page.

https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/about/hud_history

Hotline

The Office of the Inspector General maintains the Hotline to report fraud, mismanagement, and waste. Phone, 202-708-4200 or 800-347-3735. TDD, 202-708-2451.

http://www.hudoig.gov/hotline | Email: hotline@hudoig.gov

Library

The library is located at HUD headquarters in Washington, DC. Visitors must schedule an appointment to use the library. It is open weekdays, except Federal holidays, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Phone, 202-402-2680.

Locate a HUD Employee

To locate a HUD employee or to send a HUD employee an email, visit the "Search for HUD Employees" web page. An automated phone locator service is also available. Phone, 202-708-1112. TDD, 202-708-1455.

http://peoplesearch.hud.gov/po/i/netlocator

Organizational Directory

An organization directory of HUD's headquarters is available online.

https://www.hud.gov/directory/director

Press Room

HUD posts press releases, remarks, speeches, statements, and testimonies on its website.

https://www.hud.gov/press

Program Offices

The "Program Offices" web page provides links for easy access to program information.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices

Property Disposition

For single-family properties, contact the Chief Property Officer at the nearest HUD regional office or the Property Disposition Division. Phone, 202-708-0614. For multifamily properties, contact the Regional Housing Director at the nearest HUD regional office or the Property Disposition Division. Phone, 202-708-0614.

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/homes_for_sale

Regional Organization Map

HUD is organized in 10 regions, each of which a regional administrator manages. A field office director manages each field office within a region. Field office directors report to the appropriate regional administrator.

https://www.hud.gov/localoffices/regions

Resources

The "Resources" web page has a list of helpful links in alphabetical order.

https://www.hud.gov/resources

Site Map

The website map allows visitors to look for specific topics or to browse content that aligns with their interests.

https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/siteindex

Social Media

HUD's social media directory provides links to all of its official blogs and social media platforms on Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_affairs/socialmedia

Veterans

HUD's "Veteran Information" page has resources that can help veterans. For example, HUDVet promotes collaboration among Federal agencies and veteran-serving organizations.

https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/veteran_information | Email: hudvet@hud.gov

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