Hon. Adrianne Todman

Hon. Adrianne Todman

Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)


Adrianne Todman is the 12th Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Deputy Secretary Todman has dedicated her career to improving people’s lives and strengthening neighborhoods through housing and strong community development.

Deputy Secretary Todman served as the CEO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO) from 2017 to June 2021. During her tenure, Deputy Secretary Todman improved the association’s financial standing and business operations, created a member-centric culture, and advocated for funding and policies to preserve and develop affordable housing and help communities thrive.

Before joining NAHRO, Deputy Secretary Todman served as the Executive Director of the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA). At DCHA, Ms. Todman implemented a national award-winning model to house veterans experiencing homelessness, increased homeownership opportunities by 50 percent for low- and moderate-income families served by DCHA, increased the number of affordable units available in neighborhoods experiencing rapid growth, and oversaw 12 concurrent large redevelopment efforts. She prioritized repairs to units, services for youth, workforce development, and commissioned the first citywide needs assessment of public housing residents.

Deputy Secretary Todman previously served in several career positions at HUD. First, as a manager of HUD’s $500 million grant competition that focused on the redevelopment of distressed public housing sites and then as a policy aide in both the Office of Public and Indian Housing and the Office of the Secretary where she worked with staff across HUD’s programs on policy solutions and streamlining program implementation.

Her career in public service began in the office of then-Congressman Ron de Lugo, a long-serving delegate representing the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Todman was born and raised.

Deputy Secretary Todman believes that we have a responsibility to confront housing insecurity; increase and preserve the nation’s housing supply; eliminate housing discrimination; and support community resiliency, particularly following a natural disaster.

As Deputy Secretary, Todman works alongside Secretary Marcia L. Fudge to ensure that HUD has the staff and tools it needs to administer and provide oversight over programs critical to supporting people and communities across the country.

She is a graduate of Smith College and lives in Washington, D.C.