J. Paul Compton Nominated as HUD General Counsel

The Trump administration nominated J. Paul Compton to serve as HUD general counsel. Mr. Compton is a partner in the Birmingham, Alabama law firm Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. According to the White House website, Mr. Compton has advised banks and other financial institutions about investing in affordable housing and community development projects. He is outside general counsel to the Alabama Affordable Housing Association and a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development. A media release from the law firm adds that Mr. Compton has broad experience with federal and state Low Income Housing Tax Credit programs.

According to HUD’s website, the Office of General Counsel (OGC) attorneys provide legal opinions, advice, and services regarding all HUD programs and activities. The OGC includes the Fair Housing Compliance Division and the Fair Housing Enforcement Division. 

The White House also announced Helen R. Kanovsky has resigned her position at OGC.

The White House announcement is at: http://bit.ly/2rDAlmJ

More about HUD’s Office of General Counsel is at: http://bit.ly/2rUArDV