THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ELIZABETH K. JULIAN AS HUD ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR THE OFFICE OF FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
The President today announced his intention to nominate Elizabeth K. Julian to serve as Assistant Secretary for the Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Ms. Julian of Texas has served for the last two years as the Deputy General Counsel for Civil Rights and Litigation at HUD, where she was responsible for all of HUD's litigation, both affirmative and defensive. She has been particularly instrumental in assisting the Department in its Fair Housing and Civil Rights efforts. Prior to joining the Administration, Ms. Julian practiced law, where she specialized in poverty and civil rights issues. From 1988-1990, Ms. Julian served as Executive Director of Legal Services of North Texas. In 1991, Ms. Julian established the Texas affiliate of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
The Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO) advises the Secretary on policies and issues affecting equal opportunity in housing, community development and facilities, business opportunities, and other housing matters relating to civil rights. The Assistant Secretary serves as the Department's spokesperson on issues dealing with special groups such as the disabled, minority and family groups, and civil rights organizations. The incumbent administers the Department's programs for developing, implementing and monitoring fair housing and equal opportunity programs, including, but not limited to enforcement programs such as the Fair Housing Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.