United States Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

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Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development of the United States
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Seal of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Incumbent
Helen Kanovsky
Acting

since January 11, 2014
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Style Mister/Madam Deputy Secretary
The Honorable
(formal address in writing)
Reports to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Seat Washington, D.C., USA
Appointer The President
Term length No fixed term
Constituting instrument 42 U.S.C. § 3533
Formation 1990
Salary Level II of the Executive Schedule
Website www.HUD.gov

The Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, in the United States government, is the chief operating officer of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Maurice Jones was confirmed as the Deputy Secretary by the Senate on March 29, 2012, and sworn in on April 18.[1]

The Deputy Secretary is nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate.[2] The previous Deputy Secretary, Ron Sims, served in the capacity from May 2009 to July 2011. Other former Deputy Secretaries include Roy Bernardi, Terrence R. Duvernay,[3] Frank Keating (1990-1993), Alphonso Jackson (2001-2004), Saul N. Ramirez, Jr.,[4] and Alfred A. DelliBovi,[5][6] who was the first Deputy Secretary after the title had been changed from Under Secretary in 1990. The Under Secretary position was created with the establishment of the Department in 1966.[7]

List of Deputy Secretaries of Housing and Urban Development[edit]

# Name Term Began Term Ended President(s) served under
1 Saul N. Ramirez, Jr. 1998 2001 Bill Clinton
2 Alphonso Jackson 2001 2004 George W. Bush
3 Roy Bernardi 2004 2009
4 Ron Sims 2009 2011 Barack Obama
5 Maurice Jones 2012 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones". United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. Retrieved August 27, 2012. 
  2. ^ "US CODE: Title 42,3533. Officers of Department". Retrieved 2005-09-24. 
  3. ^ McCoy, Frank (March 1994). "We're in the House! - White - Bill Clinton's appointments of prominent blacks". Black Enterprise. 
  4. ^ "Media Advisory-Conference Will Discuss Development in Distressed Border Areas". Retrieved 2005-09-24. 
  5. ^ "Nomination of Alfred A. DelliBovi To Be Under Secretary of Housing and Urban Development". Archived from the original on 2005-03-04. Retrieved 2005-03-04. 
  6. ^ Gruson, Lindsey (June 15, 1992). "Housing Aid Goes Unspent By Poor Cities". The New York Times. 
  7. ^ "US CODE: Title 42,3533. Officers of Department". Retrieved 2005-09-24.