President Donald Trump has nominated Brian D. Montgomery to serve as HUD deputy secretary, the second most senior official at HUD. In this role, Mr. Montgomery would manage the day-to-day operations of HUD and assist the HUD secretary. He currently serves as the HUD acting deputy secretary, assistant secretary for housing, and federal housing commissioner. Mr. Montgomery served as head of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) under President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.
As federal housing commissioner, Mr. Montgomery is responsible for managing FHA’s $1.4 trillion mortgage insurance portfolio, which includes its Single Family, Multifamily, and Health Care programs. As assistant secretary for housing, he also oversees HUD's Project-Based Section 8 rental assistance program, the Office of Housing Counseling, and HUD's Manufactured Housing Program.
The Senate must confirm Mr. Montgomery for this position; no date for his confirmation hearing has been set.