President-elect Joe Biden has selected Rep. Marcia Fudge to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to two people with knowledge of the decision.
The next HUD secretary will take over amid an acute housing crisis, as millions of tenants walloped by the pandemic-driven economic crisis face eviction and massive back-rent bills.
The Biden administration is expected to push for Congress to pass a relief package dedicating billions of dollars to rent relief, and HUD will likely seek additional funding to address homelessness. Fair housing will also be a priority. The Biden transition lists “racial equity” as a Day One priority, alongside Covid-19, the economic crisis and climate change.
Read the full article. There will be a special election to replace Fudge and the seat is considered safely blue.
NEWS: It’s official: Biden has selected @RepMarciaFudge to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development
— Megan Cassella (@mmcassella) December 8, 2020