Housing’s Hardest Act to Follow: Shaun Donovan is focused on making revitalization last

Shaun Donovan took over the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) four years ago during a full-blown housing crisis. Now, he is at work on cleaning up another catastrophe. President Obama, in the days following his re-election, tasked Donovan to lead the Hurricane Sandy rebuilding efforts. Former commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation & Development, he is a strong choice to oversee the recovery of his home state and the surrounding region. In an interview with Affordable Housing Finance shortly after the election, Donovan discusses his first term as HUD secretary, his future plans, and how the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) will fare in tax reform efforts.

Housing Finance

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