As previously reported, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing, Carol Galante planned to step down this fall (see Memo, 8/18). On October 10, Ms. Galante announced that her final day at HUD will be October 24.
In January, Ms. Galante will join the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley as the I. Donald Terner Distinguished Professorship in Affordable Housing and Urban Policy, the Director of the Berkeley Program in Housing and Urban Policy, and co-chair of the Fisher Center on Real Estate Policy Advisory Board.
Ms. Galante came to HUD in 2010 as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing. She became acting FHA Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing in June 2011, and was confirmed by the Senate in December 2012.
Prior to her appointment at HUD, Ms. Galante was President and Chief Executive of BRIDGE Housing Corporation, the largest nonprofit developer of affordable, mixed-income, and mixed-use developments in California. Before working at BRIDGE, she was the Executive Director of Eden Housing, Inc. in San Jose, California.
Biniam Gebre, currently the General Deputy Assistant Secretary for HUD’s Office of Housing, will serve as Acting Assistant Secretary and FHA Commissioner.
Ms. Galante’s announcement is in the October 10 issue of HUD Housing & FHA Monthly Review, http://nlihc.org/sites/default/files/HUD_Housing_and_FHA_Monthly_Review_...