On July 28th, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dana Wade as Assistant Secretary of Housing at the U.S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and Commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA).
MHI has been a vocal supporter of Wade’s confirmation since her nomination hearing before the Senate Banking Committee in May. As in prior nomination hearings for HUD leaders, MHI provided our champions on the Committee with information about issues of importance to the
manufactured housing industry, including the creation of a separate regulatory path for a more regular cadence of HUD Code updates and elevating the Office of Manufactured Housing
Programs (OMHP) within HUD’s bureaucracy.
“FHA Commissioner Wade’s experience from important vantage points of federal housing policy gives her the perspective needed to successfully lead the Office of Housing and FHA at this critical time in our nation’s history, when strains are being placed on our federal housing support programs like never before,” said MHI CEO Lesli Gooch. “We have no doubt that Mrs. Wade’s effective and steady leadership will help ensure HUD is positioned well to meet the housing needs of Americans
struggling from the fallout of the COVID-19 emergency.”
Wade held this title in an interim capacity at HUD from July 2017 to June 2018 before leaving to serve as Program Associate Director for General Government at the Office of Management and Budget where she oversaw HUD’s budget, among other duties.
During her time at HUD, Wade has been responsible for carrying out the Department’s mission of providing affordable housing opportunities and she has taken a leading role in the agency’s responsibilities regarding manufactured housing. MHI worked closely with Wade as she led HUD’s reorganization of the OMHP and its comprehensive review of manufactured housing
regulations. Before joining the Trump Administration, Wade served as the Deputy Staff Director of the Senate Banking
Committee under Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL), a strong and vocal ally of manufactured housing.
MHI looks forward to working with Wade as she continues to advance affordable housing initiatives at HUD. If you have any questions, please contact MHI’s Advocacy and Communications Department at MHIgov@mfghome.org or 703-558-0675.