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 13.5 years until her nomination by President Joe Biden to be the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. She was confirmed by 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) Secretary Marcia Fudge and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough announced the availability of $10.4 million through the Veterans Housing Rehabilitation and  Modification Pilot Program for the rehabilitation of the homes of veterans with low incomes and disabilities. 

“Those who have served and sacrificed in defense of our country deserve to live with dignity and respect in safe, quality housing,” said Secretary Fudge. “With this funding, Veterans with low incomes and disabilities will receive home modifications and improvements to make their living environments better suited to their needs and independent living.” 

HUD, in partnership with the VA, is using the program as a test of new approaches to addressing veterans’ home rehabilitation and modification challenges. The program grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that provide nationwide or statewide programs that primarily serve veterans who are low-income and have disabilities. 

The housing department expects to make approximately 10 awards of $1 million each from the funds being made available. 

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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