September 14, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jessica Aiwuyor | 202-898-1661 | Jaiwuyor@nationalfairhousing.org
The National Fair Housing Alliance Applauds the Confirmation of Pamela Hughes Patenaude as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
WASHINGTON, DC – Shanna L. Smith, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance, issued the following statement applauding the Senate’s confirmation of Pamela Patenaude.
“Pamela Hughes Patenaude is eminently qualified to serve as the Deputy Secretary of HUD. Ms. Patenaude has over 25 years of experience in housing, public policy, community development, and economic development. She brings a wealth of knowledge, management skills, and strategic leadership to HUD. Her confirmation could not come at a more appropriate moment as the nation works to help millions of people recover from hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Ms. Patenaude has particular expertise in this area and can help HUD effectively execute disaster relief programs and disseminate funds in a fair and expeditious manner.
The membership of the National Fair Housing Alliance welcomes Pamela Patenaude to HUD, and we are eager to work with her to promote fair housing and ensure that every neighborhood is a place of opportunity.”
The National Fair Housing Alliance (www.nationalfairhousing.org)
Founded in 1988, the National Fair Housing Alliance is a consortium of more than 220 private, non-profit fair housing organizations, state and local civil rights agencies, and individuals from throughout the United States. NFHA is the voice of fair housing and works to eliminate housing discrimination to ensure equal housing opportunity for people through leadership, education, outreach, membership services, public policy initiatives, community development, advocacy and enforcement.