Andrew Lofton Named HUD Northwest Administrator

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development named Andrew Lofton as Regional Administrator for the Northwest, according to a press release.

Lofton will oversee HUD operations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, representing the department while working with state and local officials on housing issues.

“It is an honor to serve the Biden Harris Administration and the people in the great Northwest, where I am blessed to call home,” said Lofton.

Lofton lives in Washinton, where he was born. He will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of HUD programs and services to these states while evaluating their efficiency and effectiveness.

“We are excited to welcome Andrew Lofton as the Regional Administrator for HUD’s Northwest Region,” said Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman.

“Mr. Lofton’s experience and dedication to public service make him an asset to our team. He is a leader in housing, and I will rely on him to ensure the efficient delivery of HUD programs and services to communities across the region.”

Lofton brings nearly five decades of state and local government expertise to the position. His past experience includes Executive Director for the Seattle Housing Authority, a role he held for 17 years.

Prior to that, he worked for the city of Seattle in various roles related to grants, community development, and budgeting. He was a founding member of the Moving to Work Collaborative and has held positions with the Board of the Council for Large Public Housing Authorities and the National Association Housing and Redevelopment Office.

Lofton joins HUD in a moment of transition. Former Secretary Marcia Fudge unexpectedly resigned last month, citing personal concerns. Adrianne Todman is likely to stay acting secretary through the election.

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