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Fireside Chat with Secretary Fudge: Equity in Housing and Urban Development

Alaina Beverley



Wednesday, June 29, 2022


Multifunction Hall Room 3
U.S. Department Of Housing & Urban Development
United States of America
Equitable urban futures
NE 114


This informative session will feature Black and Brown women who are working collectively to advance racial equity as an approach to governance at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Panelists will discuss HUD’s strategic initiatives focused on addressing systemic inequity perpetuated by past policies, and righting historical wrongs. The panel will explore ways the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development is working to actualize its mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.

The session will highlight how the United States addressed housing during the COVID-19 pandemic and how the U.S. is striving to build an equitable way forward to plan for future pandemics. 

List of Speakers

Keynote: Secretary Fudge  

Moderator: Alaina Beverley, Assistant Vice President for Urban Affairs, University of Chicago 

Deputy Secretary Todman 
Jenn Jones, Chief of Staff 

Alanna McCargo, President of Ginnie Mae 

Michele Perez, Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management 

Demetria McCain, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity 

Karlo Ng, Director on Gender-based Violence Prevention 

Adjoa Asamoah, Senior Advisor for Racial Equity 

Jemine Byron, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Needs