Washington, D.C. – Today, National League of Cities (NLC) Executive Director and CEO Clarence E. Anthony issued the following statement following President-elect Joe Biden’s selection of Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, the former Mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development:
“We applaud President-elect Biden’s decision to nominate Congresswoman Marcia Fudge to lead one of the most significant and consequential federal partners for cities across the United States. As a former mayor, Congresswoman Fudge intimately understands the challenges facing cities, towns and villages of all sizes in building equitable housing programs that address each community’s unique needs.
“We are eager to work with Congresswoman Fudge to advance new policies that stabilize and stem the loss of public and affordable housing and enable innovative and collaborative programs to advance housing for all. NLC and local leaders across the country stand ready to support the consideration of Congresswoman Fudge’s nomination.”
NLC’s Leading Together 2020 Cities Agenda is a nonpartisan picture of the critical issues facing America’s residents and local elected leaders. More information about the 2020 Cities Agenda and NLC’s policy priorities for the first 100 days of the new administration is available here.
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