• Full name
    Shaun Donovan

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  • Current Position
    Current Position:
    Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
  • Organization
    United States Government

  • Bio

    Shaun Donovan has served as the 15th US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development since 2009. Secretary Donovan previously served as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Before his service as Commissioner, Donovan worked in the private sector on financing affordable housing, and was a visiting scholar at New York University. Secretary Donovan previously worked in the Clinton administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing. Prior to HUD, he worked at the Community Preservation Corporation in New York City, a non-profit lender and developer of affordable housing. Secretary Donovan holds an MPA, as well as a master's in architecture, from Harvard. He also attended Harvard as an undergraduate.