Letter to Sec, Martinez

May 1, 2002

The Honorable Mel Martinez
Secretary
Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh St. S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20410

Dear Secretary Martinez:

I am writing to express my concern about the title requirements for housing programs under the jurisdiction of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. I understand that some policymakers have called into question the viability of title requirements for property insured or purchased by the Department. I respectfully request that I be notified if you consider changing those requirements. I also suggest that any regulatory changes be made only after notice and comment rulemaking in compliance with the Administrative Procedures Act.

Sincerely