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Statement by HUD Secretary Fudge on the Passing of Moon Landrieu

WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Marcia L. Fudge released the following statement on the passing of Moon Landrieu, former New Orleans mayor and HUD secretary:

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ‘The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.’

Moon Landrieu stood tall when other white leaders did what was comfortable. He was a trailblazer, a builder, and had the courage to make a difference throughout his life and his career, including as Secretary of HUD.

HUD and the entire United States are better places, due to his unequaled and uncompromised service.

His legacy lives on. He will be deeply missed. I offer my sincere condolences to his family and all of those who called Moon a friend and mentor.