Blog posted On December 18, 2018
This week, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Pam Patenaude, announced her resignation. Her departure has been met with kind words from the housing community and HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who accepted the resignation. In her statement, she wrote, ““It has been my honor to serve President Trump and Secretary Carson and I am deeply grateful to both for this opportunity. Thank you to my HUD family and fellow “housers” for helping Americans access decent, safe and affordable housing.”
In an email to HousingWire, Secretary Carson spoke highly of Patenaude, stating, “On behalf of a grateful agency, and the families and communities we serve, I want to thank her for her tremendous contributions to advancing HUD’s mission. She led HUD’s largest disaster recovery response after unprecedented storms and fires damaged communities across the country. She is a true public servant, and I wish her well as she returns to private life in New Hampshire."
FHA Commissioner Brian Montgomery will serve as Acting Deputy Secretary while continuing to serve in his current role. Pam Patenaude will transition out of her role in January.