HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 15-015
Gloria Shanahan
(305) 520-5030
For Release
March 11, 2015


MIAMI - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Southeast Regional Administrator Ed Jennings, Jr., today announced the selection of José Cintrón to serve as HUD Field Office Director for the southern part of Florida based in Miami. Cintrón's appointment takes place immediately.

As the field office director, Cintrón will serve as HUD's liaison to mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, congressional delegations, nonprofit groups, private entities, faith based groups, other stakeholders and individual Americans. He will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities and individuals, as well as evaluating their efficiency and effectiveness.

"José is a dedicated public servant with strong vision, leadership and innovation, coupled with real world experience making him the ideal person to address HUD's mission and assist communities in need" said Jennings. "We are extremely fortunate to have such an experienced hand to develop strong synergies of effort among those partners and stakeholders that are so critical to our ability to serve our communities."

"I am honored to be selected as the voice of the dedicated group of public servants that compose the Miami Field Office" said Cintrón. "As the Director, I hope to lead the team through the challenges and opportunities of helping improve the quality of life for Floridians, and excel at achieving inclusive communities that are resilient and offer quality affordable housing for all. I look forward to working with HUD's stakeholders to fulfill our mission."

José Cintrón has had a distinguished career in the field of housing and community development for over thirty-seven years. During that time he has served in various senior executive level jobs in federal, state, county and city governments.

In January of 2010, he rejoined HUD to become the Director of the Miami Hub for Public and Indian Housing. His other HUD service encompassed two years as the Regional Public Housing Director, twelve years during which time he held positions as the Secretary's Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey, Field Office Director for the Florida State Office, Acting General Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Public and Indian Housing, and Acting Director of Community Planning and Development of the Miami Field Office.

Prior to originally joining HUD, Mr. Cintrón spent almost two decades working in the City of New York. Prior to returning to HUD in 2010, Mr. Cintrón worked in senior executive positions for Miami-Dade County, Florida. He left HUD in 2006 to become the Miami-Dade County Director of the Office of Community and Economic Development. He was asked to take on the challenge of serving as the Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Housing Agency which at the time was under the direct control of HUD. During his tenure, the agency was returned to the full management control of the county. His relationship with the federal authorities and his knowledge of public housing helped to facilitate the prompt return.

José Cintrón is married and has three children.


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