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MARTINEZ SWEARS IN TOP BUSH ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS AT HUD
HUD Secretary Mel Martinez has sworn in President Bush's nominees for two top leadership positions at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Senate last week unanimously confirmed Alberto Faustino Trevi�o, of Laguna Beach, California, to be Assistant Secretary of Policy Development and Research and Carolyn Y. Peoples, of Baltimore, to be Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.
"I'm excited about having the final two pieces of this solid management team we have put together, in place and ready to do the important work we were brought here to do," said HUD Secretary Mel Martinez. "These individuals bring a wealth of experience that will help the agency meet its core missions."
Prior to his nomination to HUD, Trevi�o served as the Principal and Managing Director of the Urban Interface Group, a management firm working in strategic planning, investment analysis, housing and education. He was also chief planner for the Irvine Company and Vice President of the Walt Disney Company, where he developed strategies and concepts for EPCOT. This is not the first time Trevi�o has been confirmed by the Senate, as he served in both the Nixon and the Ford administrations at HUD from 1973-74. He earned a Bachelor of Science at the University of California at Berkeley, and a Masters degree at Harvard, both in Landscape Architecture.
The Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) supports the Department's efforts to help create cohesive, economically healthy communities by conducting research and providing policy direction on priority housing and community development issues. PD&R is responsible for maintaining current information on housing needs, market conditions, and existing programs. The Office also provides reliable and objective data and analysis to help formulate policy decisions.
As the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), Peoples will be responsible for HUD's enforcement, education and outreach efforts in the area of fair housing. In addition, FHEO works to promote economic opportunity for low-income persons and businesses that employ them, and ensures equal employment opportunity within the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Peoples, a native of Baltimore, was nominated to her position by President Bush after founding and serving as executive director of Jeremiah Housing, Inc., a faith-based, nonprofit housing services organization in Baltimore since 1999. Prior to this, she worked for the past 25 years in the operation, coordination and management of HUD-assisted and sponsored housing. Beginning in 1976, she served as manager of a section 202/8 housing facility for the Presbytery of Baltimore. Peoples left there in 1980 and joined the housing services division of Catholic Charities. Over the next two decades she progressed from property manager (1980-1985) to administrator of housing (1985-1990) to director of operations (1990-1999). Peoples attended the University of Baltimore and earned a B.S. degree in finance and a Masters degree in Business Administration.
HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to increasing homeownership, particularly 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. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov.
Content Archived: April 9, 2010