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HUD No. 21-100
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June 14, 2021

Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

[Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development]

WASHINGTON - Today, Adrianne Todman was officially sworn in as the twelfth Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the oath of office to Deputy Secretary Todman during a ceremony at HUD's headquarters that was livestreamed to the department's staff. Deputy Secretary Todman was confirmed by the Senate by unanimous consent on June 10.

Deputy Secretary Todman most recently served as the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Before joining NAHRO in 2017, she served as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) and served in several career positions at HUD. Click here for a full bio.

Below find video remarks delivered by Deputy Secretary Todman.

[Adrianne Todman Sworn in as Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development]
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Video remarks as delivered:

I still remember the first trip I made to our nation's capital when I was a teenager. I felt inspired by the potential of the American government to help improve the lives of people in every corner of our country. I returned home to the U.S. Virgin Islands determined to devote my life to public service.

Since that trip, I have spent my career working to expand opportunity for people -in the halls of Congress, at federal and local housing agencies, and as an advocate for organizations that advance affordable housing and community development.

Throughout my journey, I have made it my mission to help restore and revitalize our nation's public housing; to help build more affordable homes in our country; to help house people who are homeless and to help families achieve their dreams.

At every step along the way, I have worked to safeguard the public's trust-and to deliver support to people in need with efficiency and with equity.

My name is Adrianne Todman-and I now have the great honor of serving as the Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

This will mark my second time serving at HUD-and I am thrilled to rejoin our amazing team and work alongside Secretary Fudge to build a stronger, more secure, and more inclusive America.

Today, I am filled with the same sense of excitement, inspiration, and hope that I experienced during my first trip to Washington. And I can't wait to start working on behalf of the people and communities that HUD serves!


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