President Trump has nominated Brian Montgomery to be the HUD assistant secretary for housing and commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (HFA). Mr. Montgomery previously served in this role during the George W. Bush administration. Mr. Montgomery assisted in HUD’s recovery and rebuilding efforts along the Gulf Coast and New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and chaired HUD headquarters’ Hurricane Recovery and Response Center.
Under his previous leadership as HFA commissioner, FHA successfully spearheaded legislative efforts to preserve the affordable rental housing stock by maintaining the long-term physical and financial integrity of properties while reducing rental assistance costs and the cost of FHA insurance claims. He also served as acting HUD secretary in January 2009.
Earlier he served as deputy assistant to President Bush and, from 2003 to 2005, he directed the Office of Cabinet Affairs, serving as a liaison between President Bush, his cabinet, and all federal agencies in the Executive Branch.
Mr. Montgomery is currently vice chairman of The Collingwood Group, an advisory firm focused on business consulting, risk management, and compliance within the financial services industry.