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For Immediate Release

National Housing Conference commends Secretary Fudge for her leadership, congratulates Acting Secretary Todman


Kara Beigay

(202) 466-2121, ext. 284

WASHINGTON, DC – The National Housing Conference’s (NHC) President and CEO David M. Dworkin released the following statement in response to Marcia Fudge’s retirement as U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary and Adrianne Todman becoming Acting HUD Secretary:

“Secretary Marcia Fudge’s tenure at HUD has surpassed all expectations, including her own, earning her recognition as a highly consequential HUD Secretary. Throughout her leadership, Secretary Fudge has been a steadfast advocate for equitable housing policies, championing initiatives aimed at alleviating homelessness, expanding access to affordable housing, and fostering sustainable communities. During the pandemic, HUD’s actions helped hundreds of thousands of people who she will never know but who will never forget what was done for their families. Secretary Fudge’s decision to reduce FHA’s mortgage insurance premium has positively impacted millions of individuals, helping mitigate America’s housing affordability challenges. She has also been a balanced leader in highly partisan times. As Secretary Fudge said today in USA Today, ‘housing is not a red or blue issue. Everybody knows that it is an issue so it’s not a one-sided issue. It’s an American issue.’ We thank Secretary Fudge for her service.

Acting HUD Secretary Adrianne Todman may be the most qualified leader of HUD in history. With her deep experience in a wide range of areas, she has proven to be an invaluable asset and a highly effective leader of the department during her current tenure. Acting Secretary Todman’s commitment to listening to all sides has distinguished her career and leadership at HUD. She has a profound concern for keeping up on what is happening in the field and housing markets, and demonstrates that on a daily basis, making that knowledge an intricate part of policy development. She cares deeply about people who are impacted by HUD programs and puts their needs front and center in shaping the future of U.S. housing policy. We look forward to Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman’s keynote address at NHC’s Solutions for Housing Communications convening on April 3 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.”


About the National Housing Conference (NHC): Founded in 1931, the National Housing Conference is the oldest and broadest housing coalition in America. NHC is a diverse continuum of affordable housing stakeholders who convene and collaborate through dialogue, advocacy, research, and education, to develop equitable solutions that serve our common interest—an America where everyone is able to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community. Politically diverse and nonpartisan, NHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. To learn more about NHC, visit

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