Senate Confirms Brian Montgomery as HUD Deputy Secretary

The Senate confirmed Brian Montgomery as deputy secretary of HUD on May 11. In this role, Mr. Montgomery manages the day-to-day operations of HUD and assists the HUD secretary. He has been serving as acting deputy secretary, as well as assistant secretary for housing and federal housing commissioner. President Donald Trump nominated him to serve as deputy secretary, the second most senior official at HUD, in October (see Memo, 10/11/19). Previously, Mr. Montgomery served as head of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) under Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama.

As assistant secretary for housing, he has overseen HUD's Project-Based Section 8 rental assistance program, the Office of Housing Counseling, and HUD's Manufactured Housing Program. As federal housing commissioner, Mr. Montgomery has been responsible for managing FHA’s mortgage insurance portfolio, which includes its Single Family, Multifamily, and Health Care programs.