|Region VI: 16-06
Patricia Campbell/Scott Hudman
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February 5, 2016
NICHOLAS RAMON JR. NAMED DEPUTY REGIONAL ADMINISTRATOR FOR HUD'S SOUTHWEST REGION
Deputy Regional Administrator for Region VI Nicolas Ramon Jr.
FORT WORTH - U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Tammye H. Treviño has announced that Nicolas Ramon Jr. has been named Deputy Regional Administrator for Region VI, which covers the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico. Mr. Ramon has been with HUD for more than 17 years and has a wide and varied background in HUD programs.
RA Treviño said, "I am extremely pleased to welcome Mr. Ramon as Region VI's Deputy Regional Administrator. His experience and knowledge of HUD's programs and partners, gained by working at both the community level and in HUD, gives him the perfect background to understand the challenges and opportunities facing our partners and HUD in the future."
He began his career in the early 1970s in management positions in community-based nonprofit housing and community development organizations. He also managed community development departments in the cities of Brownsville and Houston, Texas. He joined HUD in September 1998 in the San Antonio Field Office as a Community Builder. In 2000, he accepted the position of Program Manager in the former HUD Dallas Field Office, and in 2003 he moved to the Fort Worth Regional Office. His immediate position before his promotion was that of Supervisory Management Analyst.
Mr. Ramon has served as the Acting Deputy Regional Administrator and Senior Advisor to the Regional Administrator in the Fort Worth Office and Region VI. He has also been the Acting Field Office Director for the former Dallas Field Office. In Fort Worth, he was instrumental in creating and facilitating the Region VI Interagency Council on Homelessness for the ten federal agencies collaboratively working on addressing homelessness in Region VI. He has been successful in federal-state-local partnership creation such as in "Money Follows the Person," an HHS initiative helping the institutionalized disabled find housing in the community, and in coordinating the Region's Sustainability, Community Needs Assessment and Operating Plan efforts.
Mr. Ramon was born in Donna, Texas, and graduated from Donna High School, Louise, Texas. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Pan American University of Edinburg, Texas, and a Master's degree in Urban Studies from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Ramon is a veteran having served in the US Army from 1967 to 1970. In 1998, Mr. Ramon attended Executive Management Training at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
He is married to the former Maria Del Rosario Yanez Chavez. The Ramon family has three daughters, Judith R. Alonzo, Rebecca Michelle Foster and Fernanda Y. Ramon.
Mr. Ramon said, "I am honored to have been named the Deputy Regional Administrator. I have enjoyed my many years working for the Department, and believe they have prepared me for the challenges ahead for Region VI. I am committed to working with our clients and partners to achieve the Secretary's goal of making HUD the "Department of Opportunity."
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