Sec. Carson Applauds Nomination of Brian Montgomery
President Trump has nominated the Department of Housing and Urban Development Acting Deputy Secretary Brian Montgomery to hold the post in earnest.
As the second most senior official at HUD, if approved, Montgomery will manage the day-to-day operations of the agency. He would advise and assist the secretary in leading the Department’s nearly 8,000 employees.
Montgomery, a Texas native, currently performs the duties of deputy secretary. He is the first person to twice serve as head of the Federal Housing Administration. He did so under three White House administrations.
“Brian brings tremendous experience to our team and has been a strong voice in the effort to reform the Nation’s housing finance system,” Carson said. “As Federal Housing Commissioner, Brian made certain FHA remains a stable and reliable resource for first-time and minority homebuyers, and other underserved borrowers while protecting the interests of taxpayers. Brian is a key member of our team and I look forward to having him confirmed as our deputy secretary.”
Montgomery has more than 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors. He provides HUD with a deep knowledge of housing issues and vast experience in spearheading large-scale policy initiatives.
“Once again, I am tremendously honored to be called upon by President Trump and Secretary Carson to serve this department and the American people,” Montgomery said. “Service to our fellow Americans is the cornerstone of our department and I look forward to continuing to help fulfill HUD’s critical role.”
As Federal Housing Commissioner, Montgomery managed FHA’s $1.4 trillion mortgage insurance portfolio. With HUD, he also oversees the project-based section 8 rental assistance housing program, as well as the Office of Housing Counseling, and HUD’s Manufactured Housing Program.