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Marion Mollegen McFadden
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development
[Marion Mollegen McFadden]

Marion Mollegen McFadden serves as HUD’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development (PDAS for CPD), managing an annual budget of more than $10 billion and staff of 900 people. In this role she oversees the administration of federal financial assistance to assist communities in ending homelessness, creating and preserving housing affordable to people of modest means, strengthening local economies, and recovering from and mitigating disasters.

Before joining the Biden-Harris Administration in the summer of 2022, PDAS McFadden served as Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Senior Advisor for Resilience at Enterprise Community Partners. She led affordable housing policy development, research and advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels. She led nationwide work to create healthy, green affordable housing and to support resilience planning and programs in communities impacted by flooding, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and extreme heat. Additionally, she served as the Executive Sponsor for Enterprise’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, quadrupling the number of dedicated DEI staff and contractors, planning an organizational equity assessment, and supporting the formation of seven employee resource groups.

Previously, PDAS McFadden served CPD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs, where she oversaw affordable housing and community development programs, including the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), the HOME Investment Partnerships Program, the Housing Trust Fund, the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) and CDBG Disaster Recovery funds. In this role, she formed and facilitated multiple public-private partnerships, including the award-winning Rebuild by Design initiative and the National Disaster Resilience Competition. Earlier in her career she served as Chief Operating Officer and Acting Executive Director of the federal Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and as program counsel for CPD and Native American programs. PDAS McFadden holds a JD magna cum laude from Howard University and a BA from Northwestern University.