The White House announced on April 28 its intention to nominate Pamela Patenaude to be deputy secretary of HUD. Ms. Patenaude is currently the president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation for Housing America’s Families. Previously, she served as the director of the Bipartisan Policy Center Housing Commission.
NLIHC released a statement from NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel congratulating Ms. Patenaude on her nomination and encouraging the Senate to confirm her. “Ms. Patenaude is a strong leader with decades of experience cultivating bipartisan solutions to America’s affordable rental housing crisis,” Ms. Yentel said. “She has deep knowledge of, experience with, and appreciation for the critical programs she will oversee. We look forward to working with Ms. Patenaude to preserve, improve and expand the critical programs necessary to end homelessness and housing poverty for the millions of families who struggle to pay their rent each month.”