WASHINGTON – The National Housing Conference (NHC) sent a letter signed by 44 organizations Friday to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) expressing enthusiastic support for confirmation of Brian D. Montgomery as Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) assistant secretary for housing and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) commissioner.
According to the letter, “Montgomery is highly qualified for this important position that is critical to HUD’s mission, and there is broad consensus in the housing community that he is the right candidate to lead FHA.” The signatory organizations, including the National Alliance to End Homelessness, National Association of Homebuilders and Habitat for Humanity, assert that Montgomery would provide effective leadership in mortgage lending oversight and delivery of critically needed services.
“Brian Montgomery’s practical experience as FHA commissioner under Presidents George W. Bush and Obama, and his on-the-ground experience at the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, give him a deep understanding both of how the agency runs and the needs of the communities it serves,” said David M. Dworkin, President and CEO of the National Housing Conference, a nonpartisan affordable housing advocacy organization. “My colleagues and I are proud to support him for this role.”
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.