U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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Department of Housing and Urban Development
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Secretary:Shaun Donovan
Deputy Secretary:Maurice Jones
Annual budget:44.0 billion (2013)
Total employed:8,982 (2012)
Year created:1965
Official website:http://www.hud.gov/

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Executive Departments of the United States

Executive Departments
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Department Secretaries
Chuck HagelJohn KerryJeh JohnsonEric HolderPenny PritzkerArne DuncanJack LewTom VilsackErnest MonizTom PerezAnthony FoxxSally JewellSylvia Mathews BurwellRobert McDonaldJulian Castro
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is a United States executive department formed in 1965 in order "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."[1] The Department stems from the U.S. Housing Act of 1937.[2] The current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is Shaun Donovan, who was confirmed by the Senate on January 22, 2009.[3]

The Department of Housing and Urban Development employed 8,982 people in 2012.[4]

History

Following are important events throughout the Department's history:[2]

  • 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%

Structure

Mission

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.[1][5]

Leadership

Shaun Donovan currently holds the position of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

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Organizational chart

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Analysis

Budget

The requested budget for the 2013 fiscal year is $44.0 billion, 21.3% lower than the 2012 budget of $55.9 billion.[6]

Employment

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.[4]

Sequester

The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced employees would be furloughed for seven days in 2013.[7]

Recent news

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External links

References