Marcia Fudge

Courtesy Department of Housing and Urban Development

Marcia Fudge has resigned as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), effective March 22.

She has served as the nation’s top housing official throughout President Joe Biden’s administration.

“It has always been my belief that government can and should work for the people,” she said in a statement. “For the last three years, I have fully embraced HUD’s mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. The people HUD serves are those who are often left out and left behind. These are my people. They serve as my motivation for everything we have been able to accomplish.”

Fudge, 71, was a longtime member of the House of Representatives from Ohio before joining the administration.

“As I transition to life as a public citizen, I will continue to do the work that I have been called to do,” she said.

Fudge told USA Today that she is retiring and will not seek another office.

Adrianne Todman, HUD deputy secretary, has been tapped to serve as acting secretary when Fudge departs, according to reports.

Biden praised Fudge’s leadership at HUD.

“When I took office, we inherited a broken housing system, with fair housing and civil rights protections badly dismantled under the prior administration,” he said. “On day one, Marcia got to work rebuilding the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and over the past three years she has been a strong voice for expanding efforts to build generational wealth through homeownership and lowering costs and promoting fairness for America’s renters.”

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