ALTA Applauds Confirmation of U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge as HUD Secretary

March 11, 2021

ALTA praised the Senate’s confirmation on March 10 of U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

“For more than three decades, Rep. Fudge has continuously demonstrated a commitment to opening the door to homeownership for Americans across the country,” said ALTA Chief Executive Officer Diane Tomb. “ALTA looks forward to strengthening our communities nationwide by ensuring homeowners have access to affordable housing opportunities and mortgage financing and supporting bipartisan efforts that promote fair housing laws.”

During her confirmation hearing, Fudge said her priorities include ending discriminatory housing practices as part of President Biden’s focus on dismantling systemic racial injustice and boosting Black homeownership. She also is expected to reinstate a 2013 rule aimed at barring the housing industry from enacting policies that have an adverse effect on Black and Latino Americans. HUD also is expected to reinstate another regulation requiring communities to identify and address barriers to racial integration and disparities in access to transportation, jobs and good schools.

Fudge has represented Ohio in Congress since 2008. She previously chaired the Congressional Black Caucus.

Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or [email protected].