WASHINGTON, D.C. — Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) on the news that HUD Deputy Secretary Pam Patenaude intends to resign, and that FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery will serve as acting deputy secretary.
“NMHC/NAA thank Deputy Secretary Patenaude for her decades of service to the country. She has been a proven, experienced leader and instrumental in developing policies that have improved lives and communities across the country. We wish her and her family the best.
“NMHC/NAA look forward to continuing our work with Brian Montgomery as he serves as acting deputy secretary. Montgomery is a seasoned veteran on the important housing issues facing the nation and we expect to continue our strong, proactive relationship with him, Secretary Carson and the wider HUD team over the coming months and years.”
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For more than 20 years, the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) have partnered on behalf of America’s apartment industry. Drawing on the knowledge and policy expertise of staff in Washington, D.C., as well as the advocacy power of 160 NAA state and local affiliated associations, NAA and NMHC provide a single voice for developers, owners and operators of rental housing industry. Apartments and their 39 million residents support more than 12 million jobs and contribute $1.3 trillion to the economy.