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    The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the nation's housing agency committed to strengthening the Nation's housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; and build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.

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    This position is located in the Office of Policy, Legislative Initiatives and Outreach, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The mission of FHEO is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities by leading the nation in the enforcement, administration, development, and public understanding of federal fair housing policies and laws.  The Office of Policy, Legislative Initiatives and Outreach oversees the formulation and public communication of fair housing policy, including legislative initiatives, and manages FHEO’s education and outreach activities.

    The Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Policy, Legislative Initiatives and Outreach (DAS) oversees the development of policy justifications for all HUD-funded fair housing activities, proposed legislations and Congressional testimony documents; the Department’s response to fair-housing related legislation and responses to the White House and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on fair housing policy and initiatives; oversees the interagency civil-rights activities and contracts relating to fair housing program initiatives and education and outreach program initiatives. Serves as advisor to the General Deputy Assistant Secretary and the Assistant Secretary on policy issues and manages the Policy and Legislative Initiatives Division and Education and Outreach Division.

    • Oversees the planning, design and implementation of research on fair housing, fair lending issues, including long-term, nationwide studies of housing discrimination, multifamily housing accessibility and public awareness of the fair housing laws and HUD’s role.
    • Interfaces with and represents HUD and FHEO in meetings and consultations with the heads of other Executive branch agencies and senior staff from those agencies; the White House and the Office of Management and Budget; housing industry organizations; fair housing groups; community organizations; State and local government officials; the General Accounting Office and in the media on fair housing initiatives and education and outreach initiatives.
    • Monitors the formulation of policy on emerging fair housing and fair lending issues (including predatory lending).
    • Provides oversight of the review and analysis of proposed legislation, task force reports, and other work papers on new initiatives being planned by entities within FHEO and other HUD program areas for their impact on the Department's civil rights obligations and objectives, including the objective to affirmatively further fair housing.
    • Oversees the radio, print, television, and online Public Service Announcements and evaluates effectiveness of HUD’s current fair housing education and outreach activities, including FHIP education and outreach initiatives grants, media campaigns, and Public Service Announcements.
    • Develops agreements and partnerships with organizations to promote fair housing awareness, to include forming partnerships and creating networks among faith-based organizations, housing counseling organizations, traditional fair-housing groups, real estate professional organizations and academics.
    • Serves as FHEO’s liaison to Capitol Hill and represents HUD and FHEO in meetings with U.S. Senators, Members of Congress and their Staff.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Work related travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551261900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.