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Department of Housing and Urban Development - Federal Departments

Year Founded:
1965
Employees:
7,998
Outlay:
$41B / year
Employee Expense:
$846.62M in 2016

The Federal Government is broken down into fifteen departments, each of which consists of a number of sub-departments and organizational groups tasked with accomplishing the Department's overall goals.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development was established in 1965 during a time of immense urbanization in our country. HUD was created as part of the Great Society program under President Johnson. HUD was tasked with developing, improving, and implementing policies on housing and city development. The Department of Housing and Urban Development is the principle organization behind establishing and enforcing equal opportunity housing laws, regulating national mortgage standards and practices, and provides guidance and mandates regarding safe living conditions by focusing on reducing household hazards such as lead-based paint, asbestos, household poisons.

Who does the Department of Housing and Urban Development hire?

Like most federal departments, the Department of Housing and Urban Development hires a broad range of professionals and craftsman alike. However, most of HUDs workforce is focused in the engineering fields such as civil engineering. HUD also employs many social work positions and blue-collar positions.

In 2017, the most common occupation employed by the Department of Housing and Urban Development was General Business And Industry at 401 employees. The second largest occupation was General Business And Industry with 347 employees.

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the HUD has only a few satellite offices throughout the county. Much of the Department of Housing and Urban Developments 10,000 employees are divided between Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.

Additionally, numerous partnerships between the Department of Veterans Affairs and the HUD that allow HUD employees to work at some VA locations around the country.

History of the Department of Housing and Urban Development

The HUD was formed on September 9, 1965 under President Lyndon Johnson as part of his Great Society program aimed at social reforms to eliminate poverty and racial injustice.

The HUD has worked to establish several keys laws that help to ensure equal housing opportunities. The National Housing Act of 1934 provided mortgage insurance on FHA-approved loans. The Housing Act of 1949 enacted plans to eliminate slums throughout the country. The Fair Housing Act of 1968 made it illegal to discriminate in housing matters. More recently the Housing Opportunity Program Extension Act opens up more housing support to middle class Americans.

Average Pay of an Employee in the Department of Housing and Urban Development

Year Average Pay
2004 $81239.09
2005 $85694.27
2006 $87651.16
2007 $90859.20
2008 $94238.85
2009 $96441.43
2010 $97203.36
2011 $98402.13
2012 $101204.66
2013 $103653.57
2014 $104447.10
2015 $106209.17
2016 $108078.28

Agencies in the Department of Housing and Urban Development (2017)

Agency Employee Count Total Salary Expense Average Pay
Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal Housing Commissioner 953 $110.69M $116,145
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southeast/Caribbean 707 $69.19M $97,861
Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing 655 $76.04M $116,084
Office of Inspector General (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 567 $42.54M $108,526
Office of Senior Coordinator for Midwest 516 $52.23M $101,217
Office of Senior Coordinator for Pacific/Hawaii 483 $51.24M $106,094
Office of Senior Coordinator for Mid-Atlantic 416 $43.69M $105,019
Office of Senior Coordinator for Southwest 415 $42.02M $101,253
Office of the Chief Human Capital Office 380 $40.33M $108,126
Office of Senior Coordinator for New York/New Jersey 338 $36.13M $106,900
Office of Senior Coordinator for Rocky Mountains 298 $29.57M $99,245
Office of General Counsel (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 286 $35.63M $124,597
Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development 238 $28.53M $119,864
Office of the Chief Information Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 212 $26.26M $123,883
Office of Senior Coordinator for New England 160 $17.12M $107,001
Office of Senior Coordinator for Great Plains 158 $15.13M $95,741
Office of the Chief Financial Officer (Department of Housing and Urban Development) 148 $17.69M $119,502
Government National Mortgage Association 147 $18.8M $127,911
Office of Senior Coordinator for Northwest/Alaska 132 $13.93M $105,511
Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 118 $14.1M $119,511
Office of the Chief Procurement Officer 113 $12.5M $110,600
Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Resolution 111 $13.39M $120,616
Office of Field Policy and Management 83 $9.73M $117,187
Office of Healthy Homes & Lead Hazard Control 47 $5.48M $116,603
Office of the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development Department 35 $4.37M $124,769
Office of Strategic Planning & Management 32 $3.7M $115,499
Office of Equal Employment Opportunity 18 $2.09M $116,196
Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs 16 $2.01M $125,924
Assistant Secretary for Congress & Intergovernmental Relations 12 $1.3M $108,450
Center for Faith-Based & Commission Initiatives 7 $628,533 $89,790

Data Sources

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