President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Adrianne Todman to be Deputy Secretary for Housing and Urban Development.
Todman is currently the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, a non-profit trade association whose members create and manage affordable housing for low- and middle-income families. Before joining NAHRO in 2017, Todman served as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority and served in several career positions at HUD.
According to NRMLA CEO Peter Bell, the position of Deputy HUD Secretary – last held by former FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery – ranks among the most difficult (and important) jobs at HUD. The Deputy HUD Secretary is responsible for all administrative and personnel functions, facilities management across all offices in HUD’s network, budgeting, inter-agency coordination and oversight of the Assistant Secretaries for Housing, Public Housing, Community Development, Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, Policy Development & Research, Budget, etc.
The Deputy HUD Secretary also runs the Department on a day-to-day basis, while the Secretary focuses on broader political activities, such as relations with the White House, Office of Management and Budget, mayors, governors and Congress, and represents the Administration at ribbon cuttings and award announcements.