United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

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United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Seal of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.svg
Seal of the department
Flag of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.svg
Flag of the department
Ben Carson headshot.jpg
Incumbent
Ben Carson

since March 2, 2017
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development
Style Dr. Secretary
(informal)
The Honorable
(formal)
Member of Cabinet
Reports to President of the United States
Seat Robert C. Weaver Federal Building, Washington, D.C.
AppointerThe President
with Senate advice and consent
Term length No fixed term
Constituting instrument 42 U.S.C.   § 3532
FormationSeptember 9, 1965;55 years ago (1965-09-09)
First holder Robert C. Weaver
Succession Thirteenth [1]
Deputy Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Salary Executive Schedule, level I
Website www.hud.gov

The United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (or HUD Secretary) is the head of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, a member of the president's Cabinet, and thirteenth in the presidential line of succession. The post was created with the formation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development on September 9, 1965, by President Lyndon B. Johnson's signing of (Pub.L.   89–174: The Department of Housing and Urban Development Act) into law. [2] The department's mission is "to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination." [3]

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The current HUD secretary is Ben Carson, who was nominated by President Donald Trump and approved by the Senate on March 2, 2017. [4]

On December 10, 2020, President-elect Joe Biden announced that he would be nominating U.S. representative Marcia Fudge of Ohio as the 18th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. [5]

List of secretaries of housing and urban development

Parties

   Democratic (8)    Republican (9)

Status
  Denotes acting Secretary
  Nominee for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
No.PortraitNameState of residenceTook officeLeft office President(s)
1 Robert C. Weaver official portrait.jpg Robert C. Weaver New York January 18, 1966December 18, 1968 Lyndon B. Johnson
2 Robert C. Wood, the second Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.jpg Robert C. Wood Massachusetts January 7, 1969January 20, 1969
3 George W. Romney official portrait.jpg George W. Romney Michigan January 22, 1969January 20, 1973 Richard Nixon
4 James Thomas Lynn official portrait.jpg James T. Lynn Ohio February 2, 1973February 5, 1975
Gerald Ford
5 Carla A. Hills official portrait.jpg Carla A. Hills California March 10, 1975January 20, 1977
6 Patricia R. Harris official portrait.jpg Patricia R. Harris District of Columbia January 23, 1977September 10, 1979 Jimmy Carter
7 Moon Landrieu official portrait.jpg Maurice E. Landrieu Louisiana September 24, 1979January 20, 1981
8 Samuel Pierce official portrait.jpg Samuel R. Pierce New York January 23, 1981January 20, 1989 Ronald Reagan
J. Michael Dorsey
Acting
New York January 20, 1989February 13, 1989 George H. W. Bush 
9 Jack Kemp official portrait.jpg Jack F. Kemp New York February 13, 1989January 20, 1993
10 Henry Cisneros official portrait.jpg Henry G. Cisneros Texas January 22, 1993January 20, 1997 Bill Clinton
11 HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo.jpg Andrew M. Cuomo New York January 29, 1997January 20, 2001
No image.svg William C. Apgar
Acting
January 20, 2001January 24, 2001 George W. Bush
12 Mel Martinez official portrait.jpg Mel Martinez Florida January 24, 2001December 12, 2003
13 Alphonso Jackson official portrait.jpg Alphonso Jackson Texas December 12, 2003April 1, 2004
April 1, 2004April 18, 2008
Roy Bernardi.jpg Roy A. Bernardi
Acting
New York April 18, 2008June 4, 2008
14 Steve Preston HUD.jpg Steve Preston Illinois June 4, 2008January 20, 2009
MontgomeryBrian.jpg Brian D. Montgomery
Acting
Texas January 20, 2009January 26, 2009 Barack Obama
15 Shaun Donovan.jpg Shaun Donovan New York January 26, 2009July 28, 2014
16 Julian Castro's Official HUD Portrait (cropped).jpg Julián Castro Texas July 28, 2014January 20, 2017
Craig Clemmensen.jpg Craig Clemmensen
Acting
January 20, 2017March 2, 2017 Donald Trump
17 Ben Carson headshot.jpg Ben Carson Florida March 2, 2017Incumbent
* Marcia Fudge 116th Congress photo.jpg Marcia Fudge Ohio Nominee Joe Biden

Living former Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development

George W. Romney was sworn in as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on January 22, 1969, with President Richard Nixon in attendance. RomneySwornInSecHUD.jpg
George W. Romney was sworn in as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on January 22, 1969, with President Richard Nixon in attendance.

As of January 2021, there are nine living former Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development (with all Secretaries that have served since 1993 still living), the oldest being Maurice E. Landrieu (served 1979–1981, born 1930). The most recent Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to die was James T. Lynn (served 1973–1975, born 1927), who died on December 6, 2010. The most recently-serving Secretary to die was Jack Kemp (served 1989–1993, born 1935) on May 2, 2009.

NameTerm of officeDate of birth (and age)
Carla A. Hills 1975–1977January 3, 1934 (age 87)
Maurice E. Landrieu 1979–1981July 23, 1930 (age 90)
Henry G. Cisneros 1993–1997June 11, 1947 (age 73)
Andrew M. Cuomo 1997–2001December 6, 1957 (age 63)
Mel Martínez 2001–2003October 23, 1946 (age 74)
Alphonso Jackson 2004–2008September 9, 1945 (age 75)
Steve Preston 2008–2009August 4, 1960 (age 60)
Shaun Donovan 2009–2014January 24, 1966 (age 54)
Julian Castro 2014–2017September 16, 1974 (age 46)

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References

  1. "3 U.S. Code § 19 - Vacancy in offices of both President and Vice President; officers eligible to act". LII / Legal Information Institute. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  2. "HUD History". U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  3. "Mission". U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Archived from the original on May 27, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2010.
  4. Reuters (November 23, 2016). "Ben Carson accepts position as HUD secretary, maybe?". New York Post. Retrieved November 23, 2016.
  5. "Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development". President-Elect Joe Biden. Retrieved December 15, 2020.
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