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OFFICE/DIVISION DESCRIPTIONS

The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) is the principal advisor to the Secretary on overall Departmental policy, program evaluations, demonstrations, and research, and is responsible for providing economic information and analyses of housing and community development statistics and other data. PD&R consists of the following offices:

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Office Of the Assistant Secretary For Policy Development and Research


Vacant, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research

 
Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy Assistant Secretary

Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy Assistant Secretary

Biography


Staff:

Dana B. Bres
Monique M. Floyd
Rebecca J. Reed

 


The following divisions are located within the Office of the Assistant Secretary:


Budget, Contracts, and Program Control Division

The Budget, Contracts, and Program Control Division serves as the primary focal point for the development, award, and administration of all PD&R grants and cooperative agreements for research, development, and experimentation; reviewing and monitoring all contract work performed for PD&R; preparation and administration of the PD&R program budget, including the preparation of budget estimates and budget justifications; and maintaining internal program fund controls and financial accountability, including debt collection.


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Patrick J. Tewey, Director

Staff:

S. Susan Brunson
Sheila M. Dent
Virginia Der
David W. Facundo
Paula M. Marshall
Christina A. Quilaqueo

 


Management and Administrative Services Division

The Management and Administrative Services Division is responsible for providing all administrative and management support for the Office of Policy Development and Research.


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Kimberly R. Collins, Director

Staff:

Nate Coates IV
LaShawn Peasant
Mariama Tarawally
Djana M. Todd

 


Grants Management & University Partnerships Division

The Office of University Partnerships is committed to helping institutions of higher education expand their role and effectiveness in addressing community development needs in their localities, including neighborhood revitalization, housing and economic development that primarily benefits low- and moderate-income people. OUP is also committed to helping tribal institutions improve their campus facilities.

In support of this initiative and to further HUD’s strategic goals, OUP strives to create a dialogue between colleges/universities and communities to gain knowledge and support of partnership opportunities, with nonprofit organizations, financial institutions, foundations, and state and local governments to have a greater impact on addressing local housing and community development problems and revitalizing communities across the country.

OUP also strives to support and increase collaborative efforts with anchor institutions through the sponsorship of conferences, facilitating workshops and conducting research through its Research Partnerships Initiative which authorizes PD&R to enter into noncompetitive cooperative agreements for projects that are aligned with PD&R’s research priorities and where HUD can gain value by having substantial involvement in the research activity.


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Curtissa L. Coleman, Director

Staff:

Leatha M. Blanks
Carol D. Gilliam
Ophelia H. Wilson
Madlyn Wohlman-Rodriquez
Kinnard D. Wright

 


Office Of Deputy Assistant Secretary For Economic Affairs


The Office of Economic Affairs is responsible for providing economic information and analyses and policy recommendations to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Assistant Secretaries, and the principal staff within the Department. The Office analyzes the economic impact of Departmental and other federal legislative proposals, directs surveys of national housing conditions, mortgage markets, and interest rates, and provides recommendations for Departmental policy and program analyses.


Kurt G. Usowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Kurt G. Usowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary

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Bryan Greene, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary

Staff:

Renita Jones

 


The Office of Economic Affairs consists of these Divisions:


Program Parameter Research Division

The division produces a variety of HUD program annual operating parameters including Fair Market Rents, Area Median Family Income estimates, income limits, inflation adjustment factors, operating cost adjustment factors and FHA Loan Limits while also contributing to research regarding HUD’s rental assistance programs. Furthermore, the division is responsible for caretaking a number of HUD datasets including the data supporting Picture of Subsidized Households.


Peter B. Kahn, Director

Peter B. Kahn, Director

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Staff:

Hafsa K. Aasi
R. Adam Bibler
Chalita D. Brandly
Marie L. Lihn
Lydia B. Taghavi


 
Economic Market Analysis Division

The Economic and Market Analysis Division (EMAD) oversees HUD's field office economists who advise program managers, provide them with local/regional economic and housing market data and analysis, and conduct market analysis reviews of FHA multifamily housing applications. The division also produces reports that include metropolitan comprehensive housing market studies, Market-at-a-Glance reports, and regional narratives and local housing market profiles for HUD's, U.S. Housing Market Condition webpage.


Pamela R. Sharpe, Director

Pamela R. Sharpe, Director

Biography

Staff:

Keith Andersen
Erin Browne
Kevin P. Kane
Robert Stephens


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Housing Finance Analysis Division

The Housing Finance Analysis Division serves the Department with expert advice and analytical capacity on the current and alternative systems for financing single-family and multifamily housing in the United States. It is principally concerned with the operation and effects of alternative mechanisms, institutions, and rules that govern how and which individuals can gain access to loanable funds to purchase or improve single-family, owner-occupied properties, or multifamily rental properties. Areas of focus range from (1) the retail or primary mortgage market, where borrowers are connected to a variety of lenders (mortgage bankers, thrifts, commercial banks, etc.) with the aid of various credit enhancements, such as FHA, VA, or private mortgage insurance; to (2) the secondary mortgage market, where lenders are connected to investors with the aid of government-sponsored entities, such as Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Ginnie Mae, or private conduits. Division staff study and evaluate the balance between expanding access to mortgage funds and the risk of default loss and institutional insolvencies.


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William J. Reeder, Director

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Staff:

Kee Nam Cheung
Jose M. Fernandez
Ron Hanson
John B. Mubiru

Kevin A. Park
William J. Reid
Jian A. Zhou


Housing and Demographic Analysis Division

The Housing and Demographic Analysis Division produces the American Housing Survey, supports the Survey of Construction, and sponsors other surveys that involve the cooperation of HUD and the Bureau of the Census. The division is the primary office involved in analyzing AHS data to support departmental policy making. The division works with the Census Bureau to support the President's homeownership initiative through monitoring and disseminating homeownership rates. The division also produces the quarterly publication, U.S. Housing Market Conditions, short- and long-term studies as departmental needs require, and data files on subsidized households.


Shawn J. Bucholtz, Director

Shawn J. Bucholtz, Director

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Staff:

George R. Carter
Shanti Karimsetti
Siwei Long
Carolyn D. Lynch
Pramod Pamnani
Indranil Sen

Shivangi Singh
Sudhanshu Vaswani
David A. Vandenbroucke
Varun N. Verma
Lu Zhang


Public Finance and Regulatory Analysis Division

The Public Finance and Regulatory Analysis Division is responsible for all economic and regulatory analysis for the Department on all new rules and regulations as required by OMB. It also conducts policy research studies of public finance, economic development, taxation, and general economic policy as it affects housing, public sector financing, and community development. This responsibility includes development and monitoring of major databases, analysis of major economic and fiscal trends, research on major fiscal and economic policy development.


Alastair McFarlane, Director

Alastair McFarlane, Director

Biography

Staff:

M. Chelo M. DeVencia
Yves Djoko
Richard F. Duckworth
Michael K. Hollar
Daniel S. Marcin

 


Office Of Deputy Assistant Secretary For Innovation


The Office of Innovation selects, manages, and reports progress on innovation and improvement efforts strategically aligned with the Department’s mission.There are two divisions. The Innovation and Improvement Division facilitates innovation and improvement with meaningful metrics for the Department. The Ideation Division engages with the Department, private, and public partners to identify opportunities to solve the Department’s challenges.


Chris Bourne, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Christopher Bourne, Deputy Assistant Secretary

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Staff:

Ashley N. Ransome


Office of Innovation and Improvement Division

Mitch Margeson, Director

Mitchell Margeson, Director

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Staff:

Peter Hoy
Victoria Masih
Larry Ouzts


Office of Ideation Division

Gregory Castello, Director

Gregory Castello, Director

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Staff:

Van Trey Hipp
Ashaki Robinson-Johns
Maria Milligan


Office Of Deputy Assistant Secretary For Policy Development


The Office of Policy Development (OPD) engages in policy analysis, policy development, research and data analysis, and dissemination of policy and research findings. In addition, OPD analyzes legislative proposals, develops legislative initiatives, interprets statutory guidance, and prepares regulatory guidance.


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David Byrd, Deputy Assistant Secretary

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Marge F. Martin, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary

Marge F. Martin, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary

Biography

Staff:

Mia M. Bailey
Robert Collinson
Robin N. Minor
Ransford Osafo-Danso
Blair D. Russell

 


OPD consists of two divisions that have distinct but related responsibilities:


Policy Development Division

The Policy Development Division’s (PDD’s) staff of analysts apply a wide range of expertise in housing and community development issues to develop and implement the Department’s policies and programs. These efforts include developing and recommending new or revised programs; developing, analyzing, and reviewing legislation, regulations, policy statements, reports, and budget analyses; coordinating the development of national housing and economic development policy with other federal agencies; drafting HUD policy studies on major housing and urban development issues; and carrying out other assignments of an urgent nature. The Division ensures the relevance of research to policy, advises on the policy implications of research, and is a key HUD resource for performance measurement data.


Barry L. Steffen, Acting Director

Barry L. Steffen, Acting Director

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Staff:

David L. Hardiman
Heidi Joseph
Mayra Vazquez Reyes
Galen G. Savidge-Wilkins

Barry L. Steffen
Brian R. Stromberg
Nicole E. Watson


Research Utilization Division

The Research Utilization Division (RUD) ensures that research results and policy information reach the intended audiences efficiently and effectively. It provides housing and community development policy translation. It ensures effective dissemination and interpretation of PD&R research using in-print and online materials and face-to-face interactions. It disseminates PD&R’s reports; operates PD&R’s information service and clearinghouse, HUD USER; and oversees the development and maintenance of PD&R’s website, huduser.gov, and associated mobile applications. The Division develops programs, projects, and products designed to communicate often-complex information to potential users. RUD provides PD&R staff with editorial and writing support and manages conferences and workshops. RUD also manages the HUD Secretary’s award programs.


Eileen Faulkner, Acting Director

Eileen Faulkner, Acting Director

Eileen Faulkner, Deputy Director


Staff:

Michael A. Amerson
Sonja C. Cossio
Linda M. Defilippo
Eric C. Erickson

Sean T. Martin
Michelle P. Matuga
Sherri L. Thurston

 
International and Philanthropic Affairs Division

The International and Philanthropic Affairs Division within the Office of Policy Development creates and strengthens partnerships across borders and across sectors to build strong, sustainable, and inclusive communities.

Our mission is to foster partnerships and maximize collaboration efforts with the international and philanthropic communities in order to support HUD’s strategic objectives. Through partnerships, we leverage the ideas, expertise, and resources of a network of organizations to improve HUD’s impact in local communities.

Vacant, Deputy Assistant Secretary

 
Cynthia F. Campbell, Director

Cynthia F. Campbell, Director

Biography

Staff:

Meron K. Habte
Katherine Connell Marinari
Yennie Tse


Office Of Deputy Assistant Secretary For Research, Evaluation, and Monitoring


The Office of Research, Evaluation, and Monitoring conducts HUD research, evaluation, and monitoring efforts for a wide variety of HUD programs and activities.


Calvin C. Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Calvin C. Johnson, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Mark D. Shroder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary

Mark D. Shroder, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary

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Staff:

Tiesha L. Lawrence

 


The Office is comprised of three divisions:


Program Evaluation Division

The Program Evaluation Division is responsible for conducting and overseeing systematic and rigorous research on programs and experimental demonstrations operated by the Department. Research produced by this division provides policymakers with reliable, credible, data to inform policy decisions about the performance of the Department’s array of programs and innovative initiatives.


Carol S. Star, Director

Carol S. Star, Director

Staff:

Mindy A. Ault
Nathan S. Bossie
Justin Brock
Anne L. Fletcher
Ronald Hill
Paul Joice
Leah M. Lozier

Marina L. Myhre
Anika D. Pollard
Lynn A. Rodgers
Elizabeth Rudd
M. Teresa Souza
Sarah E. Zapolsky


Program Monitoring and Research Division

The Program Monitoring and Research Division conducts research and carries out a variety of efforts designed to support and enhance Department-wide program monitoring. Division staff work closely with HUD's program offices in assembling, maintaining, and promoting the use of data and information describing HUD operations. For example, Division staff have been involved in the ongoing design and implementation of the MTCS and TRACS databases for the assisted housing programs, and have been actively involved in development of the MTC Support program monitoring system for use by headquarters and field staff. Particular areas of emphasis include research on HUD-insured multifamily housing, assisted housing, fair lending, rural and Indian housing, and the Moving to Opportunity demonstration.


Ted E. Payne, Director

Ted E. Payne, Director

Biography

Staff:

John C. Huggins
Daniel Lassila
Carol Leming
Brent Mast
Todd W. McNeil
Christopher J. Narducci

 


Affordable Housing Research and Technology Division

The Affordable Housing Research and Technology Division conducts studies and provides research assistance on issues related to building codes, standards, and technologies; land use planning and housing issues related to “green” construction and energy efficiency; disaster preparedness and resilient construction, and housing and community planning addressing the needs of multiple age, income, and accessibility groups. Division studies include land use, affordable housing preservation, energy costs and public housing, affordable and innovative housing technologies, and the application of multiple academic disciplines to energy efficiency, accessibility, transportation, and affordability. The studies address key issues in assisted housing, mixed income, and market-rate communities.


Michael Blanford, Acting Director

Michael Blanford, Acting Director

Staff:

Luis Borray
Michael J. Early
Regina C. Gray
Jagruti D. Rekhi