Senate Confirms Marcia Fudge as HUD Secretary
On March 10, the full Senate voted to confirm Marcia Fudge as the 18th Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The final vote was largely bipartisan, with 66 senators voting to approve her nomination. Vice President Kamala Harris will officially swear in Secretary Fudge through a virtual ceremony this afternoon. Fudge will be first woman to serve as HUD Secretary since Patricia R. Harris left the position in 1979.
Secretary Fudge has represented the 11th Congressional District of Ohio since 2008. Prior to her work in Congress, she served as the first African American and first female mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Secretary Fudge fought for quality education, food access, civil rights, and other issues throughout her years in public service. During her confirmation process, Secretary Fudge indicated that she is committed to addressing the nation’s ongoing housing issues, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In support of the confirmation, NAHRO President Sunny Shaw stated, “On behalf of NAHRO’s 20,000 members, I congratulate Secretary Marcia Fudge on her confirmation in the Senate to become the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. We are thrilled to have a Secretary with her experience and leadership skills as both a former Mayor and Member of Congress, and we look forward to working with her and with HUD to provide safe, decent and affordable housing in vibrant communities all across America.”
NAHRO congratulates Secretary Fudge on her confirmation and looks forward to her leadership of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.