This weekend, President-Elect Barack Obama announced that he has chosen Shaun Donovan to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Donovan, an NHC Trustee, is currently commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.
Please see this detailed story from The Associated Press about Secretary-designate Donovan and the announcement, which includes a quote from NHC President and CEO Conrad Egan.
It is important to note that the current topic for expert posts on "Open House" is "Strategies for Strengthening the Effectiveness of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development."
Guest bloggers that have already contributed posts below on this topic include: Jeffrey Lubell, executive director of NHC research affiliate the Center for Housing Policy; NHC Executive Committee Member Carol Lamberg, executive director of Settlement Housing Fund; Anne Lindgren, chair of the Lantern Group, and former executive committee member for NHC and Settlement Housing Fund (joint post with Carol Lamberg); and NHC Trustee Larry Simons, former Federal Housing Administration commissioner.