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HUD No. 23-202
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September 15, 2023

Statement from Secretary Marcia L. Fudge on Hispanic Heritage Month

WASHINGTON – Today, Marcia L. Fudge, the 18th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued the following statement on the commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month:

“During Hispanic Heritage Month, our nation is called to honor the many contributions of Latino communities. Latino history is American history. Hispanics have shown ingenuity and creativity, valor and perseverance since the founding of our country. Their contributions extend to every corner of our society, and their impact is and forever will be felt by all.”

“President Biden, Vice President Harris, and the entire Biden-Harris Administration are committed to uplifting the heritage, culture, and achievements of the Latino community every day. Here at HUD, we have a responsibility to ensure everyone in this country has access to affordable, fair, and safe housing and homeownership opportunities are inclusive of the unique needs of the Latino community. It is an honor to work alongside public servants of all backgrounds, but especially those from the Latino community, who work tirelessly to hold our agency to that promise.”

“As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month for 2023, let’s recommit to our efforts to advance racial equity in a way that is inclusive of every community’s unique needs, and to deliver quality and affordable homes for all.”



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