The AHTCC looks forward to working with Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), President-Elect Biden’s nominee to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Officially nominated by the Biden Transition Team today, Rep. Fudge is a long-standing champion for affordable housing and the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. She will also be the first woman to lead HUD in more than 40 years, and the second Black woman to lead the Department.
Since joining the House in 2008, Rep. Fudge has co-sponsored over 30 pieces of legislation relating to housing, including twice co-sponsoring the Affordable Housing Credit Improvement Act to expand and strengthen the Housing Credit, as well as co-sponsoring earlier legislation enacted into law that set a permanent minimum 9 percent Housing Credit rate. Rep. Fudge has also been the lead on ‘Dear Colleague’ letters urging congressional appropriators to support funding for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program. Other housing legislation Rep. Fudge has supported has focused largely on urban revitalization, tenants facing foreclosure, fair housing and financial literacy.
The AHTCC recently shared our legislative and regulatory priorities with the Biden-Harris Transition Team, and we look forward to working with Rep. Fudge towards their enactment.