Bill Faith, executive director of the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio, issued the following statement on the appointment of U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Cleveland) as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

“Congresswoman Marcia Fudge is a great choice to lead HUD as millions of Americans face the prospects of getting evicted during a pandemic when we’re all advised to stay home. Rep. Fudge understands the plight of people who are struggling to pay the rent and put food on the table. With her solid track record on civil rights, we trust that HUD will finally make measurable progress on fair housing and equal access issues that have divided America’s communities for so long.”