Trump names HUD head

Staff report

CHICAGO, Ill. — U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) officials have announced President Donald J. Trump’s appointment of Joseph P. Galvan as the regional administrator of HUD’s Midwest Regional Office in Chicago.

Galvan returns to this role, as he previously served in this capacity under President George W. Bush’s administration from 2001 to January 2009. Galvan will be responsible for the oversight and delivery of HUD programs and services across Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. He will serve as HUD’s liaison to elected officials, congressional delegations, city managers, relevant associations and stakeholders. Galvan is one of 10 HUD regional administrators appointed across the United States.

“I am delighted to return to this role and look forward to advancing HUD’s mission to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all,” said Galvan. “It is an honor and a great passion of mine to effectuate positive change and help communities flourish to their full potential working collaboratively with local leaders.”

Prior to joining HUD, he worked as a principal with Galvan & Associates, advising housing authorities on program performance, compliance and executive management issues. He was previously the owner and president of his consulting firm and directed various planning and economic development projects for private and public-sector clients. He has also served as community development director and community development planner for several municipalities in Northeast Illinois.

Galvin received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and studied urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Graduate School of Urban Planning, as well as public affairs and philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago.

Staff report