Brian Montgomery has been confirmed as deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. As the second most senior official at HUD, Montgomery will manage the day-to-day operations of the agency and will advise and assist HUD Secretary Ben Carson in leading the department’s nearly 8,000 employees.
NAHB has an outstanding working relationship with the deputy secretary, who just two weeks ago participated in an exclusive webinar for NAHB members where he and the HUD secretary discussed specific measures the agency has implemented to battle the COVID-19 pandemic.
NAHB CEO Jerry Howard applauded Montgomery’s Senate confirmation as the new deputy secretary of HUD.
“Mr. Montgomery has a well-deserved reputation of being an expert in affordable housing policy and he is an outstanding federal agency administrator,” said Howard. “NAHB looks forward to continuing to work with Deputy Secretary Montgomery to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the housing sector, rein in costly regulations that are exacerbating the nation’s housing affordability crisis and to promote policies that support homeownership and rental housing opportunities for all Americans.”