This budget addresses the nation's current housing crisis by finding savings and making targeted investments to help grow the economy and keep people in their homesDonovan: HUD budget responsible, effective May 07, 2009
We are cutting or consolidating programs that don't work and instead, investing in programs that do workDonovan: HUD budget responsible, effective May 07, 2009
I am pleased to announce that we are moving swiftly to get these much-needed funds out to states and cities to create jobs and help stimulate our economyHUD sends stimulus funds to states Feb 25, 2009
It is simply wrong for a family struck by natural disaster to be victimized again by a foreclosure because they can't make their paymentsNo foreclosures for Tenn. flood victims May 10, 2010
There is a real risk. Nobody has a crystal ball. We recognize that there is a possibility that the reserves go below zero and stay thereHUD says FHA at 'real risk' Nov 13, 2009
Shaun L.S. Donovan (born January 24, 1966) is the United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, serving in the cabinet of President Barack Obama. Prior to this he headed the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. On December 13, 2008, in his weekly national radio address, President-elect Barack Obama announced that he would appoint Donovan to his cabinet. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate through unanimous consent on January 22, 2009 and sworn-in on January 26.
Born in New York, Donovan earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from Harvard University, graduating from Harvard College in 1987, and earning a Master of Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a master's in architecture at the Graduate School of Design in 1995.
During the Clinton administration and the transition to the Bush administration, Donovan was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing at HUD, and was acting FHA commissioner. He became Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development in 2004.