HUD Makes Transition into Obama Administration a Priority

Washington, D.C.–As Sen. Barack Obama prepares for his transition into the White House, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary, Steve Preston, reaffirmed the agency’s commitment to a seamless transition of operations to the next administration. Preston has made a smooth hand-over a priority of his iMPACT 200 agenda.”For several months, HUD has been aggressively working toward a seamless agency transition. We have established a team of 22 knowledgeable, senior career officials to work with incoming personnel,” he said in a statement. “The team has set up a fully equipped, professional transition office and it has also developed comprehensive briefing materials, including employee recommendations and Web-based tools to access critical information. “HUD’s ongoing efforts to help stabilize the housing market, keep families in their homes, reduce chronic homelessness, and provide public housing residents with reasonable accommodations are too important not to ensure a seamless handoff,” Preston concluded.