African American Mayors Association Congratulates HUD Secretary Marcia L Fudge on Accomplished Career in Public Service

Published on March 11, 2024

(Washington, DC) – The African American Mayors Association (AAMA) extends their heartfelt congratulations to HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on her illustrious career and thanks her for her years of dedication to underserved communities as a public servant. Secretary Fudge has been an unrelenting champion for affordable housing and the fight to expand housing in our cities. During her tenure, Secretary Fudge has helped more than two million families stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure, removed barriers for those trying to buy a home with an FHA mortgage, among other programs that have increased housing accessibility.

“As a Mayor, member of Congress, and as HUD Secretary, Secretary Fudge has worked tirelessly to serve her constituents and has kept low-income families and underserved communities at the heart of her work,” said AAMA President and Mount Vernon, NY Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard. “She is an inspiration for us all as a leader, advocate, and public servant. We thank her for all she has done.”

Throughout her tenure as HUD Secretary, Secretary Fudge has worked tirelessly to address the pressing housing challenges facing Americans, particularly those in underserved and underprivileged communities. As the first female and first African American mayor of Warrensville Heights, Ohio, Secretary Fudge developed a taskforce to protect against predatory lending and secured the inclusion of property maintenance grants in the Warrensville Revitalization Action Plan. Secretary Fudge also served as U.S. Representative for the 11th Congressional District of Ohio and as the former Chair of the Black Congressional Caucus.