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Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research


 
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Solomon Greene, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Biography


 
Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy Assistant Secretary

Todd M. Richardson, General Deputy Assistant Secretary

Biography


Staff:

Gregory R. Castello
Mitchell J. Margeson
Tanaya Srini
Sahian V. Valladares


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


Budget and Financial Management Division

The Budget and Financial Management Division is responsible for providing PD&R with expert budget, financial management, Program and Salary and Expenses budget formulation and execution oversight and fund control, audit liaison, risk management and internal controls, and grants management support to ensure that PD&R's policy and research initiatives are successfully funded and implemented.


David W. Facundo, Director

David W. Facundo, Director

Staff:

Trevon M. Bates
Tyler N. Bell
Virginia Der
Doretha Henderson
Roy A. Perez
Dawn E. Windsor


Procurement Management Division

The Procurement Management Division (PMD) is responsible for providing acquisition management, support, and oversight to PD&R's Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) and other staff. PMD works closely with the Office of the Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO), the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), and other HUD support offices to facilitate the procurement of goods and services to meet HUD strategic objectives and the Department's mission.


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S. Susan Brunson, Acting Director

Staff:

Christina A. Machion-Quilaqueo
Memunat A. Otunba


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
Victoria Masih
LaShawn Peasant
Mariama Tarawally
Djana M. Todd

 


Grants Management & University Partnerships Division

The Grants Management & University Partnerships Division is responsible for managing HUD's Research grants/cooperative agreements from cradle to grave. Two primary programs that we manage are: (1) The Research Partnership Initiative which gives HUD PD&R the authority to accept unsolicited research proposals that address current research priorities that are aligned with HUD's Strategic Plan and Research Roadmap and where HUD can gain value by having substantial involvement in the research activity; (2) The Research and Evaluation, Demonstrations and Data Analysis and Utilization Program (HUDRD) which is a competitive grant/cooperative agreement program that is used to solicit proposals on research studies and projects that Congress has funded.

In accordance with Presidential Executive Order 13779, the Division is responsible for preparing HUD's Annual Plan of "agency actions/efforts to strengthen the capacity and competitiveness of Historically Black Colleges and Universities to compete for Federal and Private Sector Opportunities."


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Curtissa L. Coleman, Director

Staff:

Leatha M. Blanks
D'andre D. Chambers
Carol D. Gilliam
Randall V. Sisco
Leea J. Thornton
Kinnard D. Wright

 


Office of the 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 administers a broad housing and urban economic research program including: development and collection of HUD's housing market data, including the American Housing Survey and joint HUD and Census data releases on homeownership and housing construction; economic research and policy development for housing finance issues and support of Federal Housing Administration (FHA) mortgage insurance programs; the development and publication of HUD's program operating parameters including the Fair Market Rents, Area Median Family Income estimates, HUD Income Limits, and FHA Loan Limits; research on urban economic development and federal, state and local public finance issues including HUD's designations of Difficult Development Areas and Qualified Census Tracts for the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit; economic analysis of HUD regulatory actions; and detailed analysis of local housing markets by HUD's field economist organization.


Kurt G. Usowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Kurt G. Usowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Biography

Staff:

Tamika Mountjoy

 


The Office of Economic Affairs consists of these Divisions:


Program Parameters and 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.


Adam Bibler, Director

Adam Bibler, Director

Biography

Staff:

Daniel J. Dorfman
Jill Jenkins
Carol Leming
Jessica M. Remington


 
Economic Market Analysis Division

The Economic and Market Analysis Division (EMAD) oversees HUD's field office economists who give the Department the capacity to have current, accurate, unbiased data and intelligence on local economic and housing market housing conditions/trends throughout the nation; this includes completing demand/supply market analyses reviews for multifamily housing applications submitted for FHA mortgage insurance. 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 Conditions webpage.


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Pamela R. Sharpe, Director

Biography

Staff:

Keith Andersen
Erin Browne
James H. Conner
Kevin P. Kane
Robert Stephens


For a list of field economists under the Economic Market Analysis Division, please click here.


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.


Adam N. Hoffberg, Director

Adam N. Hoffberg, Director

Biography

Staff:

Kee Nam Cheung
Michael Craig
Dilyana Dimova
Stephanie T. Hawke
Wenzhen Lin
Jeffrey E. Perry
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.


George R. Carter III, Director

George R. Carter III, Director

Biography

Staff:

Jason S. Bladen
Carolyn D. Lynch
Peter J. Mateyka
Samuel D. Risley
Katherine E. Tait

 


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:

Maria Chelo M. De Venecia
Yves Djoko
Richard Duckworth
Michael K. Hollar
Janet Li

 


Office of the 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.


Brian J. McCabe, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Brian J. McCabe, Deputy Assistant Secretary

Biography

 
Peter B. Kahn, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary

Peter B. Kahn, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary

Biography

Staff:

Monique M. Floyd
Robin N. Minor

 


OPD consists of four 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.


Jennifer C. Turnham, Director

Jennifer C. Turnham, Director

Staff:

Thyria Alvarez
Claire Bufalino
Joseph R. Downes
David L. Hardiman
Leah M. Lozier

Madeleine E.G. Parker
Blair D. Russell
Galen G. Savidge-Wilkins
Barry L. Steffen


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.


Heidi J. Joseph, Director

Heidi J. Joseph, Director

Biography

Staff:

Michael A. Amerson
Eric C. Erickson
Brian B. Knudsen
Michelle P. Matuga
Ransford Osafo-Danso
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.

 
Cynthia F. Campbell, Director

Cynthia F. Campbell, Director

Biography

Staff:

Mia M. Bailey
Meron K. Habte
Katherine Connell Marinari
Caitlin M. Quinn
Aaron Weaver


Priority Projects and Innovation Division

The Priority Projects and Innovation Division will lead new programs and projects and implement a system of program monitoring to ensure the newly created programs comply with the programmatic intent. Projects encompassing the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) initiatives, the Eviction Protection Grant Program, and Distressed Cities and Thriving Communities Technical Assistance efforts are just a few of the high-profile projects assigned to the division.


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Pamela Blumenthal, Acting Director

Staff:

Lea E. Anderson
Jesse W. DiValli
Rebecca Eells
John Leggitt
Maria Milligan
Nicole E. Watson


Office of the 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

Vacant, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary

Vacant, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary

Staff:

Tiesha L. Lawrence
Ted E. Payne
Mark D. Shroder

 


The Office is comprised of four divisions:


Program Evaluation Division
Anne L. Fletcher, Acting Director

Anne L. Fletcher, Acting Director

Biography

Staff:

Rhea D. Acuña
Nathan S. Bossie
Justin Brock
Jeffrey S. Chen

Amanda R. Gold
Ronald Hill
Katina E. Norwood


Program Demonstration Division
Carol S. Star, Director

Carol S. Star, Director

Staff:

Margaret M. Courtney
Ellen R. Dinsmore
Paul Joice
Marina L. Myhre
Elizabeth Rudd
M. Teresa Souza


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.


Lynn A. Rodgers, Interim Director

Lynn A. Rodgers, Interim Director

Staff:

Gretchen P. Armstrong
Jacqueline V. Bachand
Alex M. Din
Veronica E. Helms

Brent D. Mast
Mariya Shcheglovitova
Rachel A. Winegardner


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.


Regina C. Gray, Director

Regina C. Gray, Director

Staff:

Kofi J. Berko
Michael D. Blanford
W. Clay Lloyd
Mark A. Reardon
Jagruti D. Rekhi
Alaina M. Stern


Office of the Chief Data Officer


The Office of the Chief Data Officer (OCDO) was created in response to the Evidence Act. OCDO is responsible for ensuring that data is available, accurate, timely, protected, and accessible.


Lydia B. Taghavi, Acting Chief Data Officer

Lydia B. Taghavi, Chief Data Officer

Staff:

Ashaki Robinson

The Office of the Chief Data Officer consists of three Divisions:


Data Governance Division

The Data Governance Division is responsible for establishing, implementing, and executing data governance policies, processes, and procedures. The Division provides an enterprise perspective to governing HUD's data as a strategic asset.

Deatrie M. Perry, Director

Deatrie M. Perry, Director

Staff:

John L. Murphy

 

Open Data Division

The Open Data Division is responsible for creating, maintaining, consulting, and seeking approval for the sharing of the agency's datasets. The Division ensures the implementation of privacy policies and other data protection.

Staff:

Hafsa K. Aasi
Brandon Fischer
Dylan J. Hayden
Helen Zassypkina

 

Paperwork Reduction Act Division

The Paperwork Reduction Act Division is responsible for compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act and serves as a liaison to the Office of Management and Budget.

Staff:

Anna P. Guido, Team Lead
Colette Pollard