HACM Welcomes New HUD Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery
On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Brian D. Montgomery was confirmed to serve as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Deputy Secretary, making him the second most senior official at HUD. In this role, he will manage the agency’s day-to-day operations and advise the Secretary in leading HUD’s nearly 8,000 employees.
With over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sector, Montgomery brings to HUD a deep knowledge of housing issues and vast experience spearheading large-scale policy initiatives. As Federal Housing Commissioner since June 2018, Montgomery has managed Federal Housing Administration’s more than $1.4 trillion mortgage insurance portfolio, which includes its Single Family, Multifamily, and Health Care programs. As Assistant Secretary for Housing, he has overseen HUD’s Project-based Section 8 rental assistance housing program, the Office of Housing Counseling, and HUD’s Manufactured Housing Program.
“I am honored to take on this new role, supporting the outstanding leadership of Secretary Carson during an extraordinary time for our country. We will continue to do everything possible to protect our country’s most vulnerable populations – including the homeless, the elderly, and many others with compromised health. We will provide critical support to low-income renters in public housing, seniors, people with disabilities and with AIDS, among others, including homeowners under stress at this time and those hoping to make it into a decent, safe, affordable home,“ Montgomery said. “I am proud to help lead the Department and humbled to be able to offer all that I can to our endeavors, to deliver it more effectively, efficiently, and with the highest integrity on behalf of American taxpayers.”