HUD secretary travels to Birmingham to sell Joe Biden’s $ 1 trillion scheme

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge testifies at a Senate Appropriation Committee hearing on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in Washington. (Somodevilla / Pool chip via AP)

Housing and urban development Secretary Marcia L. Fudge will be in Birmingham to promote the Biden-Harris administration Rebuild better agenda. The visit comes after the Senate approved a Joe biden $ 1 trillion infrastructure plan. The plan includes investments in housing construction and rehabilitation, economic development and community revitalization. The Build Back Better plan has grant targets that will build or repair more than one million affordable rental housing units and funding to build and rehabilitate more than 500,000 housing units for low- and middle-income homebuyers.

Secretary Fudge to be joined by Mayor of Birmingham Randall Woodfin, Rep. Terri Sewell, and chairman of the Birmingham Housing Authority David Nord Sr. The event will take place Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Titusville Villas in Birmingham. Also on the agenda is a panel discussion on affordable housing and community revitalization with community leaders and a tour of the Southtown Court social housing community at 2:45 p.m.

Fudge is the 18th secretary from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She served as the United States representative for the 11th Congressional District of Ohio from 2008 to March 2021. She has served in several congressional caucuses and past chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

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