On August 1, President Barak Obama nominated Lourdes M. Ramirez to be the next Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (PIH). Ms Castro Ramirez would succeed Sandra Henriquez who served in that capacity from 2009 until June of this year (see Memo, 4/4).
Lourdes M. Castro Ramírez is President and CEO of the San Antonio, TX Housing Authority, a position she has held since 2009. From 2006 to 2009, she served as Director of the Section 8 Department for the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA). Ms. Castro Ramírez was Assistant and then Interim Director of the Resident Relations Department of HACLA from 2004 to 2006, and Project Director for the Jobs-Plus National Demonstration Program at HACLA from 1999 to 2004. Previously, she was a Community Development Planner for Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation from 1996 to 1999. She serves as a Board Member for the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, Centro San Antonio, and is a Co-Founder of Women in Housing Leadership.
The announcement is at http://1.usa.gov/1pMbOQ5.