USMI Statement on Confirmation of Deputy HUD Secretary Pam Patenaude

WASHINGTON Lindsey Johnson, President and Executive Director of the U.S. Mortgage Insurers (USMI), today issued the following statement on the confirmation of Pam Patenaude to be Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

“USMI applauds the Senate for its confirmation of Pam Patenaude to be Deputy Secretary of HUD. As a longtime public servant and expert in the housing finance system, Deputy Secretary Patenaude fully understands the need for a coordinated, consistent, and transparent approach to federal housing policy across government channels.

“Deputy Secretary Patenaude’s extensive background in housing finance will allow her to immediately begin work on the most important issues facing the housing finance system. Importantly, Deputy Secretary Patenaude’s leadership in these efforts will ensure that Americans have greater access to mortgage finance credit, promote a greater role for increased private capital in mortgage finance, and reduce taxpayer risk exposure. USMI and the private mortgage insurance industry look forward to working with Deputy Secretary Patenaude going forward to establish a more equitable and robust housing finance system.”

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