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For Immediate Release

Statement from NHC President and CEO Chris Estes on the Confirmation of Sonny Perdue as Secretary of Agriculture

WASHINGTON—“NHC welcomes Secretary Perdue to USDA and believes his experience in serving rural America will be an asset in his new role. NHC encourages Secretary Perdue to renew the agency’s focus on rural housing and looks forward to working with him in efforts to preserve and expand affordable housing in rural America as part of comprehensive community development.”

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.


Andrea Nesby
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