|HUD No. 17-003
June 26, 2017
LYNNE PATTON NAMED HUD REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR REGION II
Will oversee HUD programs in New York and New Jersey
NEW YORK - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials today announced the appointment of Lynne Patton of Westchester, New York, to be Regional Administrator for Region II. In this role, Patton will be responsible for the Department's programs and operations in the Region's two states, New York and New Jersey. Patton joins Region II from HUD's Office of the Secretary where she served as Senior Advisor and Director of Public Engagement.
"I have no doubt that Ms. Patton's unique ability to engage and foster viable relationships across bipartisan silos will serve both New York and New Jersey well," said Secretary Carson. "Her energy and enthusiasm for executing HUD's mission will be supported by a tremendous team of housing experts in our Region II office who have served the area for years."
As Senior Advisor, Patton spearheaded Secretary Carson's national listening tour and worked to identify potential reforms to HUD's Section 3 program, which provides a mechanism for low-income families to receive job training and employment with HUD-funded projects. Additionally, Secretary Carson along with senior advisor Lynne Patton will be advising the commission on HUD's best practices addressing drug addiction as reflected in their drug elimination programs.
Patton comes to HUD after nearly a decade of experience as a senior executive at a large non-profit in New York City. Additionally, Patton was an American Red Cross Mass Disaster Shelter Supervisor in Louisiana in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, identifying permanent and temporary housing for hundreds of displaced families in conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
"I'm humbled by the tremendous honor to serve as HUD's Regional Administrator for the city and region I call home," said Patton. "I am committed to advancing HUD's mission and look forward to working with local stakeholders, housing authorities, elected officials, faith-based and community leaders to identify effective solutions for challenges currently facing New York and New Jersey."
The Regional Administrator serves as HUD's liaison to mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, members of Congress, private and non-profit developers, and customers. They oversee the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities and evaluate their efficiency and effectiveness. There are 10 regional administrators in the United States.
For over 50 years, HUD's mission has been to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all Americans. In New York and New Jersey, HUD funding provides rental assistance for over 800,000 households, homeless services for more than 80,000 individuals, single-family mortgage insurance for over 500,000 homeowners, homeownership counseling at more than 200 local community-based organizations, and more than $11 billion in disaster recovery funding in the wake of Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. HUD also enforces the Fair Housing Act in partnership with 14 state and local agencies across the region.
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