December 18, 2020

Van Hollen Meets with Biden HUD Nominee Rep. Marcia Fudge

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), a member of the U.S. Senate Committees on Appropriations, and Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs released the following statement regarding his virtual meeting with Representative Marcia Fudge, President-elect Biden’s nominee to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

“Across our country, Americans are struggling to keep a roof over their heads – families are living in fear of eviction or of missing their next mortgage payment. As we face these challenges, we need leadership at HUD that truly understands the importance of expanding access to affordable housing and providing security to those struggling to get by. Having served as a Mayor, member of the House of Representatives, and the former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congresswoman Fudge has seen first-hand the need for equitable housing policies that support Americans most in need. The Congresswoman and I worked closely together in the House of Representatives, and I know that she will bring strong leadership to HUD at a time when our nation needs it most. 

“During today’s conversation, Congresswoman Fudge and I discussed the importance of investing in cities like Baltimore, preventing evictions, and ensuring that agencies work collaboratively on housing and economic development issues. We also spoke about the Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act, legislation that I introduced with Senator Todd Young to improve life outcomes for families with young children by providing them with housing vouchers and counseling services so that they can move to areas of greater opportunity. I look forward to working together on these initiatives and to grow and strengthen our affordable housing programs across Maryland and the country.