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HUD No. 23-098
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May 22, 2023

Richard J. Monocchio Sworn in as HUD Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing

New Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary to bring over 30 years of housing experience to HUD

WASHINGTON - Today, Richard J. Monocchio was sworn in as the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing (PIH).

“As a life-long public servant, it is my sincere pleasure to return to HUD to serve the Office of Public and Indian Housing,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Monocchio. “I am thrilled to bring my experience to HUD, after serving as a leader in affordable housing for the City of Chicago, as the executive director for public housing and voucher efforts for Cook County, Illinois, and as an advisor in Congress to better the lives of the people HUD serves. Together, we will enhance the quality, affordability, and safety of housing across this country.”

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Monocchio has dedicated his professional career to public service for over 30 years, serving the City of Chicago as Buildings Commissioner, Aviation Chief of Staff, and First Deputy Housing Commissioner, and leading the Housing Authority of Cook County as its Executive Director. He has also worked on the federal level, serving in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Clinton Administration and prior, as senior advisor to the late U.S. Rep. George E. Sangmeister. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has two sons – Nathaniel and Nicholas.


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