Solomon Greene and David Uejio Nominated to Key HUD Leadership Roles

President Joe Biden has nominated Solomon Greene and David Uejio to serve in key leadership roles at HUD. Mr. Greene was nominated to serve as assistant secretary of HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research. In this role, he would be the principal advisor to Secretary Marcia L. Fudge for HUD’s policy, program evaluations, demonstrations, and research, including data and statistics on housing and community development. Mr. Greene currently serves as the principal deputy assistant secretary in the same office.

Mr. Uejio was nominated to serve as assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity at HUD, a critical role that leads HUD’s enforcement of fair housing and civil rights laws. Currently, Mr. Uejio serves as the acting associate director for supervision, enforcement, and fair lending at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

NLIHC wrote a letter of support urging Mr. Greene’s confirmation two years ago, but partisan divisions among Senate Republicans halted his confirmation. To counteract the recurrence of this problem in the future, the 117th Congress passed a resolution (S. Res 27) to discharge a committee from a nomination if the vote results in a tie. The resolution allows for the confirmation to be sent to the Senate floor, where in this case Mr. Greene could be confirmed by a simple majority of 51 votes. NLIHC also signed a letter of support led by the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) urging Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to confirm Mr. Uejio to his position (see Memo, 12/5/22).

The Senate must confirm both nominees to their positions but is currently divided along party lines. No date has been set for their confirmation hearings.