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HUD No. 02-048
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For Release
May 3, 2002

William Matchneer Named HUD's Administrator of the Manufactured Housing Program

WASHINGTON - Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez today announced that William Wade Matchneer III will become the agency's first Administrator of the Manufactured Housing Program, a position established by the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act of 2000. As Administrator of the Manufactured Housing Program, Matchneer will be responsible for advising the Federal Housing Commissioner on the development and evaluation of the Department's manufactured housing policy, as well as program administration.

Matchneer comes to HUD from the Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, where he served as Staff Counsel to Congressman Mark Souder.

"I am excited that Bill has agreed to join our team," said Martinez. "I am confident that as the first Administrator of the Manufactured Housing Program he will be a great addition to the Department."

"Our loss is manufactured housing's gain," said Souder. "Bill is a superb lawyer with extensive experience in issues that are critical to the manufactured housing industry. I am happy for Bill and know he will do a great job at HUD."

HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, especially among minorities, creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans, supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development as well as enforces the nation's fair housing laws.




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