Biden Administration Nominates Julia Gordon as FHA Commissioner; Dave Uejio as HUD Assistant Secretary

The Biden Administration on Friday nominated Julia Gordon as FHA Commissioner and announced Dave Uejio, who has been serving as Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has been nominated as HUD Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity.

Julia Gordon

Gordon is currently president of the National Community Stabilization Trust, a nonprofit organization that supports neighborhood revitalization and affordable homeownership through rehabilitation of residential properties in underserved markets. In addition to managing NCST’s programmatic work, she specializes in federal policy related to homeownership, community development and the nation’s housing finance system.

Mortgage Bankers Association President and CEO Bob Broeksmit, CMB, issued a statement in support of Gordon’s nomination:

“MBA applauds the nomination of Julia Gordon to lead the Federal Housing Administration. “Her previous experience, which includes senior roles at the National Community Stabilization Trust and the Federal Housing Finance Agency, provides her with a unique perspective on the issues facing our nation’s housing and mortgage markets.

“We look forward to continuing to work with her, Secretary Marcia Fudge, and others at HUD and in the administration to ensure a strong FHA program that provides affordable housing opportunities, both rental and owned, for all Americans, while also protecting taxpayers. We also look forward to working with the agency to finish the much-needed work to improve efficiency, instill certainty and bring more lenders back to the FHA program.”

Dave Uejio

Previously Gordon served as senior director of housing and consumer finance at the Center for American Progress; manager of the single-family policy team at the Federal Housing Finance Agency; and senior policy counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending. She also worked in the civil legal aid sector and as a litigation associate and pro bono coordinator at law firm WilmerHale.

Uejio was announced as CFPB Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in January, responsible for its $600 million budget and a 1,600-member workforce. Prior to becoming Acting Director, he served the Bureau as Acting Chief of Staff; as Lead for Talent Acquisition; and, most recently, as the Bureau’s Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to the Bureau, he served in Human Resources capacities at the National Institutes of Health, the Office of Personnel Management, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He began his career in government service in 2006, when he joined the NIH as a Presidential Management Fellow.