THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KEVIN EMMANUEL MARCHMAN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING AT THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
The President today announced the recess appointment of Kevin Emmanuel Marchman as Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Mr. Marchman will serve as a recess appointee. Mr. Marchman was originally nominated on March 14, 1996, and renominated on March 19, 1997, and his nomination is pending before the Senate.
Mr. Marchman, of Denver, Colorado, has served as Acting Assistant Secretary for the Office of the Public and Indian Housing at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) since November 1995. From January 1994 to November 1995, Mr. Marchman served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Severely Distressed and Troubled Public Housing at HUD. In this capacity, he oversaw the HOPE VI program, a key instrument in changing the face of public housing. HOPE VI provides the funding and structure for the demolition of the nations most dilapidated public housing sites and the rebuilding of new, more community-friendly units. Mr. Marchman has 16 years of executive experience in the public housing field. Before joining the Clinton Administration, Mr. Marchman was Executive Director of the Denver Housing Authority. From 1988 to 1990, he served as Deputy Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Denver. Mr. Marchman was with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority from 1978 to 1988. Mr. Marchman received both his B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration and his Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado.
Mr. Marchman's service at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and work with the HOPE VI program has given him invaluable experience and knowledge of the diverse housing issues that face the nation. His appointment will help ensure clean, safe, healthy living environments for all Americans, but most especially, those living in public and Indian housing. Throughout his career, Mr. Marchman has dedicated himself to helping all Americans achieve decent and affordable housing.