Senate Vote Confirms Marcia Fudge as HUD Secretary
Updated 3/10/21: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that Marcia L. Fudge has been sworn in as the eighteenth department secretary.
March 10, 2021
Source: The Washington Post
Fudge, 68, said during her January confirmation hearing that her priorities include ending discriminatory housing practices as part of Biden’s focus on dismantling systemic racial injustice and boosting Black homeownership, a critical component in narrowing the racial wealth gap.
As HUD secretary, Fudge is expected to reinstate a 2013 rule aimed at barring the housing industry from enacting policies that, although seemingly race-neutral, have an adverse effect on Black and Latino Americans. The agency also is expected to reinstate another Obama-era regulation requiring communities to identify and address barriers to racial integration and disparities in access to transportation, jobs and good schools — or risk losing federal funding.
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