Biden Appoints New HUD Chief of Staff
January 21, 2021
After his inauguration Wednesday, President Joe Biden swore in Jenn Jones as the new chief of staff for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Jones will replace former HUD Chief of Staff Andrew Hughes. She was among several senior appointees who took part in a virtual swearing-in ceremony at the White House led by Biden after the presidential inauguration earlier in the day.
This won’t be Jones’ first time serving at HUD. During former President Barack Obama’s administration, Jones served as senior policy advisor under former HUD Secretary Julian Castro. During that time, Jones was charged with leading HUD’s affirmatively furthering fair housing, neighborhood and community revitalization, rental assistance transformation, criminal justice reform and socio-economic mobility priorities.
Jones served the last four years as chief of membership and policy for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, where she helped expand the organization’s membership to more than 600 members. She also transformed NCRC’s annual conference into the Just Economy Conference with more than 1,100 attendees and helped shape the organization’s policy agenda for years to come, according to a statement by NCRC.
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