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HUD No. 2022-12-12
HUD Public Affairs
For Release
December 12, 2022

Lorenzo Claxton Named HUD Field Office Director For North Carolina

[Lorenzo Claxton - HUD Field Office Director for North Carolina]
Lorenzo Claxton
HUD Field Office Director for North Carolina

North Carolina - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Southeast Regional Administrator José Alvarez would like to announce the selection of Lorenzo Claxton as HUD Field Office Director for North Carolina.

As the North Carolina Field Office Director, Mr. Claxton will serve as HUD's liaison to mayors, city managers, state and local officials, members of Congress, private and non-profit developers, stakeholders, and customers; Lorenzo Claxton will officially enter this role on December 19, 2022.

Mr. Claxton began his HUD career in 2016 as a Northeast Network Regional Portfolio Management Specialist for Public and Indian Housing's new Rental Assistance Demonstration in the Newark, New Jersey Field Office. He managed the conversion of approximately 30,000 public housing units at a development cost that exceeded $2 billion. Claxton also developed standard operating procedures that included roles and responsibilities and provided training and technical assistance to housing authority executive directors, housing authority staff, and HUD employees throughout the region.

"Region IV is excited to welcome Mr. Claxton as North Carolina's new Field Office Director," said Regional Administrator José Alvarez. "Lorenzo brings a wealth of housing experience and knowledge that will be vital to how we serve the people of North Carolina and will be a great addition to the Region IV team."

After serving as Network Regional Portfolio Management Specialist, he became a Portfolio Management Specialist in the New Orleans Field Office. During that time, he covered a variety of public housing matters ranging from operating Subsidy Grants, Capital Fund Program Grant, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, occupancy, utilization, financial audits, and the Rental Assistance Demonstration, to name a few.

Before accepting the Greensboro, NC, Field Office Director role, Mr. Claxton served as the Community Planning and Development Program Manager in the Little Rock, AR, Field Office, where he provided oversight of all Community Planning and Development programs. His wealth of knowledge and experience with HUD programs will be essential in serving the communities in North Carolina.

"I am honored to be a public servant and excited to join the North Carolina Field Office and Field Policy and Management's team," said Lorenzo. "I believe in HUD's mission, and I look forward to using my experience to expand relationships and enhance housing and economic opportunities for North Carolinians."

Before joining HUD, Mr. Claxton worked for the U.S. Department of the Army. During his time with the U.S. Department of the Army, he built relationships with real estate professionals and military personnel as the Chief Housing Services Office in Pyeontaek, South Korea where he led a diverse group of team members.

Mr. Claxton earned a B.A. in English Literature with an Emphasis in Journalism from Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Mississippi; a Master of Public Administration with a Concentration in Healthcare Administration and Public Management from the University of Nebraska at Omaha; and a Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Organization Management from Indiana Institute of Technology. He is a life member of Tougaloo College National Alumni Association and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.



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