Statement of Alberto Trevi�o
October 3, 2002
Assistant Secretary Designate
Office of Policy Development and Research
before the Committee on Banking, Housing
and Urban Affairs
Chairman Sarbanes, Senator Gramm, and Members of the Committee:
It is an honor and privilege to appear before you as President
Bush's nominee for Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and
Research at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
I am looking forward to the prospect of leading HUD's Office of
Policy Development and Research (PD&R) to develop creative, well-structured
solutions to the housing and community development problems facing
the nation. If confirmed, I intend to implement a long-term strategic
approach to problem-solving that uses research and analysis to gain
a comprehensive understanding of the problems confronting our cities
and rural communities. This understanding will provide a strong
foundation for innovative, long-term solutions.
While I recognize the need to apply creative problem-solving to
the immediate issues facing the nation, I believe it is equally
important to anticipate issues the country will face in the coming
decades. This will enable PD&R to develop productive policy options
addressing emerging issues.
Another important responsibility of the Office of Policy Development
and Research is to conduct evaluations of HUD programs ensuring
the programs are operating as Congress intended. The Secretary's
FY 2003 budget envisions an expansion of this important activity.
I would like to thank you for scheduling this hearing during a
very busy time in the session. I look forward to learning of key
issues and concerns of the Committee to ensure PD&R's research agenda
fully addresses them.
I appreciate your time and look forward to working with members
and staff of this Committee.
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