U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
|Department of Housing and Urban Development|
|Deputy Secretary:||Maurice Jones|
|Annual budget:||44.0 billion (2013)|
|Total employed:||8,982 (2012)|
The Department of Housing and Urban Development employed 8,982 people in 2012.
Following are important events throughout the Department's history:
- 1937: U.S. Housing Act passed
- 1965: Department of Housing and Urban Development Act passed, officially forming the Department
- 1968: Fair Housing Act outlaws most housing discrimination
- 1988: Indian Housing Act passed, expanding the Department's role into housing for Native Americans and Alaskan Indians
- 2000: American home ownership percentage reached a record high 67.7%
The official Department mission statement is as follows:
|“||HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.||”|
Shaun Donovan currently holds the position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
|Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development Full History|
|Secretary of Housing and Urban Development||Years in office||Nominated by||Confirmation vote|
|Robert C. Weaver||1966-1968||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|Robert C. Wood||1969-1969||Lyndon B. Johnson|
|George W. Romney||1969-1973||Richard Nixon|
|James T. Lynn||1973-1975||Gerald Ford|
|Carla A. Hills||1975-1977||Gerald Ford|
|Patricia R. Harris||1977-1979||Jimmy Carter|
|Maurice E. Landrieu||1979-1981||Jimmy Carter|
|Samuel R. Pierce||1981-1989||Ronald Reagan|
|Jack F. Kemp||1989-1993||George H.W. Bush|
|Henry G. Cisneros||1993-1997||Bill Clinton|
|Andrew Cuomo||1997-2001||Bill Clinton|
|Mel Martinez||2001-2003||George W. Bush|
|Alphonso Jackson||2004-2008||George W. Bush|
|Steve Preston||2008-2009||George W. Bush|
|Shaun Donovan||2009-Present||Barack Obama||N/A|
Note: Votes marked "N/A" represent voice votes or unrecorded votes. Missing votes will be filled as they are researched.
The requested budget for the 2013 fiscal year is $44.0 billion, 21.3% lower than the 2012 budget of $55.9 billion.
The Best Places to work in the Federal Government is a website that tracks workforce trends in federal agencies. According to their analysis, from 2008-2012, the Department of Housing and Urban Development lost an average of 74 jobs per year.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced employees would be furloughed for seven days in 2013.
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- Department of Housing and Urban Development, "Mission," accessed January 13, 2013
- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, "HUD History," accessed January 10, 2014
- NCSHA, "Senate Confirms Shaun Donovan as New HUD Secretary," January 27, 2008
- The Best Places to work in the Federal Government, "Agency Report: Department of Housing and Urban Development," accessed January 10, 2014
- Department of Housing and Urban Development, "HUD's Proposed 2015 Budget," accessed January 10, 2014
- Huffington Post, "Department Of Housing And Urban Development Plans Weeklong Shutdown Due To Sequestration," March 11, 2013