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HUD No. 11-R8-001-DRA Announcement
Jane Goin
(303) 672-5440
For Release
January 6, 2011


Daniel R. Gomez, Jr.

DENVER - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced the selection of Daniel R. Gomez, Jr. to serve as the Deputy Regional Administrator (DRA) for the six-state Rocky Mountain Region which includes Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Utah.

"I am pleased that Dan Gomez will be our Deputy Regional Administrator during this important time of economic challenge and opportunity in our nation's history," said Regional Administrator, Rick Garcia. "His experience, leadership and the comprehensive understanding of the HUD programs he has will greatly benefit the communities we serve, our industry partners and our employees."

Gomez's DRA appointment takes place immediately. He will be responsible for advising and helping the regional administrator to ensure HUD's Region VIII Office meets the agency's mission, goals, and performance measures in the delivery of services, products, and programs in: Community Planning and Development; Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity; Federal Housing Administration: Single Family and Multifamily; Public and Indian Housing, and Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities, which span 48 basic housing related programs and comprise over $47 billion in regional HUD investments.

Previously, Gomez served as the Director of the Processing and Underwriting Division for the Denver Single Family Homeownership Center serving a 17-state jurisdiction. As Director of Underwriting, he oversaw and managed the processing more than 1.4 million FHA mortgage insurance endorsements, totaling more than $207 billion in new FHA mortgage insurance in force.

Gomez joined the Department by way of the Outstanding Scholars Program, as a management intern in 1991; and served as a Program Analyst in the Office of Counsel for 10 years. From 2001 to 2006 he worked in HUD's Denver Multifamily Hub as its chief underwriter for multifamily insured programs. During his time as chief underwriter, he oversaw the endorsement of more than 120 multifamily projects, adding upwards of 6,500 units to Region VIII housing stock that accounted for well over $500 million new FHA mortgage insurance in force.

Gomez earned a Bachelors of Science degree in finance from the University of Northern Colorado. He completed Housing and Community Development Executive Training program at the University of Maryland, College Park and the Public Trust Officers for Leadership Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Gomez and his family reside in Longmont, Colorado. He is a fifth generation Coloradoan.


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