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Pam Patenaude nominated as Deputy Secretary of HUD

Early last week, President Trump nominated Pam Patenaude as Deputy Secretary of HUD. Patenaude, who has worked in apartment management, HUD, and academia, was one of the industry’s top recommendations for Secretary before Trump appointed Ben Carson.

Here’s a more complete look at her bio:

  • Executive vice president of the Urban Land Institute and founding executive director of the ULI Terwilliger Center for Workforce Housing
  • HUD assistant deputy secretary for field policy and management
  • HUD assistant secretary for community, planning and development
  • State director and deputy chief of staff for U.S. Senator Bob Smith
  • Vice president of Manor Homes Builders
  • Administered the Section 8 rental assistance program at the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

Patenaude will now go through a Senate confirmation before taking over officially at HUD, if approved. To read more, visit the official White House Press release here.


NAHC Urges HUD Secretary Carson to Engage Cooperatives During Listening Tour

HUD Sec CarsonThe National Association of Housing Cooperatives reached out to HUD Secretary Benjamin Carson as he conducts a listening tour of HUD properties. NAHC encouraged Sec. Carson to consider the possibility of including some of the HUD supervised housing cooperatives in his listening tour.

>>Click here to read the full letter from NAHC President, Gregory Carlson.

Federal Housing Budget National Call-In Day

Participate in the Federal Housing Budget National Call-In Day

Let’s Make Capitol Hill Phones Ring Off the Hook on April 26 or Join the Federal Housing Budget National Call-In Day on April 26

Pick up your phone and join Housing Action, the National Low Income Housing Coalition and the Campaign for Housing and Community Development Funding in national call-in day on the federal budget.

Ask your member of the House of Representatives to help pass final spending bills for Fiscal Year 2017 that protect affordable housing investments before the Continuing Resolution (CR)—which is currently funding the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other parts of the government—expires on April 28.

For example, an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that if the federal budget fails to provide a substantial funding boost to renew housing vouchers in 2017, over 100,000 vouchers will likely be lost nationally, including more than 4,000 in Illinois.

Here is what you can say:

Please work with your colleagues to pass a final spending bill for Fiscal Year 2017 that protects affordable housing investments at HUD and USDA.

These resources keep roofs over the heads of low income families, seniors, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable people. And they’re a smart investment because affordable housing leads to better health and education outcomes and boosts economic mobility and the local economy.

Please don’t put these resources at risk by failing to pass full-year spending bills by April 28, when the current CR expires.

TAKE ACTION: Dial the Capitol Switchboard now at 202-224-3121 and ask for the office of your member of House of Representatives.

Not sure who your Representative is, or want their direct contact information? Click here and enter your zip code.

Letter to Secretary Castro

Greg Carlson, President of NAHC, wrote a letter to the  Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Julian Castro explaining the benefits of the cooperative style of home ownership. Click here to see the letter.