Presidential Appointee tours HUD investments
Earlier this month, Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority (NNRHA) and Newport News officials joined Housing Urban Development (HUD) administrators as they toured Newport News. Joseph DeFelice, HUD Region III Regional Administrator and Carrie Schmidt, Richmond Field Office Director, HUD toured the Southeast Community focusing on HUD investments. Mr. DeFelice was appointed the Regional Administrator of HUD’s Mid-Atlantic region by President Donald Trump in June, 2017. He is responsible for the oversight and delivery of HUD programs and services throughout Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and West Virginia.
According to Mr. DeFelice, “Having worked as a community leader, I certainly have an appreciation for the tough challenges facing communities across the region. Newport News is a City with tons of promise and rich with history.”