Marcia Fudge, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Marcia Fudge

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Marcia Louise Fudge was born in October 1952 in Cleveland Ohio. She earned an undergraduate degree in business from Ohio State University and was awarded a Juris Doctor from Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.  After graduating, she worked as a law clerk and studied legal research.

Fudge worked in the Cuyahoga County prosecutor’s office, and as an auditor for the county’s estate tax department. She also would on occasion serve as a visiting judge and as a chief referee for arbitration.

She was Mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, for eight years. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives where she served 13-1/2 years until her nomination by President Joe Biden to be the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. She was confirmed by a 66-34 vote of the Senate and sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris on March 10, 2021.

Fudge is unmarried, and a member of Zion Chapel Baptist Church.

In the News…

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) said it was withdrawing a proposed rule from the previous administration that would have amended the Equal Access Rule to allow shelters to establish their own rules regarding single-sex facilities.

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge said in a statement that the decision to scrap the proposal was meant to protect the rights of homeless men who identify as female.

“Access to safe, stable housing-and shelter-is a basic necessity,” Secretary Fudge said. “Unfortunately, transgender and gender non-conforming people report more instances of housing instability and homelessness than cis-gender people. Today, we are taking a critical step in affirming HUD’s commitment that no person be denied access to housing or other critical services because of their gender identity.”

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Secretary Fudge today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Marcia Fudge, Secretary
Department of Housing and Urban Development
451 Seventh St SW
Washington, DC 20410


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