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HUD No. 22-093
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May 13, 2022



[Elizabeth de León Bhargava Sworn in as HUD Assistant Secretary for Administration]

WASHINGTON - On Thursday, Elizabeth de León Bhargava was sworn in as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Assistant Secretary for Administration.

HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge issued the oath of office to Assistant Secretary Bhargava during a ceremony at HUD’s headquarters. Assistant Secretary Bhargava was confirmed by the Senate on May 3, 2022.

“I’m pleased to swear in Elizabeth de León Bhargava as HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Administration,” said Secretary Fudge. “Elizabeth is an exceptional public servant with a distinguished track record of growing diverse, inclusive, and talented workforces in the public sector. Her leadership and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to strengthen HUD’s internal capacity and efficiency to meet the housing needs of America’s families and communities.”

“I’m honored to serve in the Biden-Harris Administration as HUD’s Assistant Secretary for Administration and for the opportunity to ensure that our communities have the strong foundation of dedicated public servants advocating for their equitable access to thrive,” said Assistant Secretary Bhargava. “HUD’s Office of Administration plays a vital role in the department’s work, and I'm pleased to join such a talented staff in strengthening and enabling HUD’s workforce. I look forward to joining Secretary Fudge and HUD in delivering our mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.”

Assistant Secretary Bhargava has served as an executive in the public sector for more than 20 years, including previously as New York State Deputy Secretary for Labor & Workforce, the first Latina to hold this position. Assistant Secretary Bhargava has also served as a senior advisor to the Speaker of the New York City Council, Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Small Business Services, and Assistant Deputy Counselor in the New York State Office of the Attorney General.


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