CarsonWatch Statement on the HUD Deputy Secretary Nomination

CarsonWatch extends its congratulations to Pam Patenaude for being nominated to serve as the next Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Ms. Patenaude has a deep understanding of housing policy and has previously served noteworthy organizations like the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families, the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission, and the Urban Land Institute. Ms. Patenaude would bring years of housing expertise and knowledge with her to this new role, which the agency crucially needs from its leaders at this time.

We hope that if confirmed, Ms. Patenaude will urge Secretary Carson and President Trump to reverse course on their disastrous proposed cuts to HUD’s budget and work for the millions of families touched by HUD’s invaluable programs.