News Release – May 13, 2020
Contact: Jonathan Paine

NALHFA Commends Senate Confirmation of
Brian Montgomery as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

WASHINGTON, DC- May 13, 2020 – The Senate voted yesterday to confirm Brian Montgomery as the Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Montgomery had recently served as HUD’s acting deputy secretary, assistant secretary for housing and federal housing commissioner. The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs advanced the nomination of Dana T. Wade to be assistant secretary for housing and federal housing commissioner at HUD. Wade previously held this position in an acting capacity between 2017 and 2018. 
"NALHFA commends the confirmation of Brian Montgomery as Deputy Secretary. During his tenure as commissioner under President George W. Bush and President Obama, Montgomery led legislative efforts to preserve the nation's affordable rental housing stock and to provide much needed affordable housing financing to develop more than 300,000 rental units throughout the country,” said Jonathan Paine, NALHFA Executive Director. “Montgomery brings tremendous knowledge and experience to the position and will be a true asset to the Department of Housing and Urban Development.” 

Montgomery was previously commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) under Former President George W. Bush and served six months into the Obama Administration.

About NALHFA: The National Association of Local Housing Finance Agencies (NALHFA), founded in 1982, is the national association of professionals working to finance affordable housing in the broader community development context at the local level. As a non-profit association, NALHFA is an advocate before Congress and federal agencies on legislative and regulatory issues affecting affordable housing and provides technical assistance and educational opportunities to its members and the public. Members are city and county agencies, non-profits, and private firms, such as underwriters, consultants, financial advisers, bond counsel, and rating agencies, which help in producing housing from concept to completion.