WASHINGTON – David Dworkin, president and CEO of the National Housing Conference (NHC), issued the following statement applauding President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of the Agency Review Teams that will manage the transition to the new administration and be deployed at the Treasury Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development:
“On behalf of the National Housing Conference, I would like to congratulate President-elect Biden for moving quickly to appoint Don Graves and Erika Poethig to lead the Agency Review Teams responsible for coordinating the transition efforts for some of the federal government’s most important functions,” Dworkin said.
“A smooth transfer of knowledge and power, through the work of highly qualified public policy professionals, protects the interests of the American people, and is one of the clearest signals of a well-functioning democracy. Don Graves is a trusted advisor to President-elect Biden with decades of experience in the Treasury Department as well as community lending. Erica Poethig has led some of the most innovative research in housing and community development at the Urban Institute, while having extensive experience at HUD. These choices are an excellent indication of the kind of leadership we can look forward to,” Dworkin said.
With their exceptional backgrounds in domestic and economic affairs, the choice of Graves and Poethig demonstrate the President-elect’s commitment to create a new administration that fully serves our nation in an extraordinary time. NHC looks forward to supporting the transition teams and working with the incoming administration on our shared housing priorities on behalf of our 320 members.
About NHC: The National Housing Conference has been defending the American Home since 1931. Everyone in America should have equal opportunity to live in a quality, affordable home in a thriving community. 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. Politically diverse and nonpartisan, NHC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.