THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIAM C. APGAR AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR HOUSING AND FEDERAL HOUSING COMMISSIONER AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
The President today announced his intent to nominate William C. Apgar as Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Mr. William C. Apgar, of Newton, Massachusetts, has served as the Executive Director of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University since 1987, where he directed a program of research and related activities funded by Federal, State, and Local Governments, and housing organizations and foundations. He has also served as a lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Apgar has served as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Committee for Boston Public Housing, and was an Advisory Board Member for the Community Development Research Center of the New School for Social Research and the Newton Community Development Foundation.
Mr. Apgar received his B.A. in Economics, Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors, from Williams College and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.
The Assistant Secretary for Housing and Federal Housing Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development advises the Secretary regarding mortgage insurance and multifamily assisted housing programs, related functions of production, financing, and management as well as conservation and rehabilitation of housing stock. The Assistant Secretary chairs the Mortgage Review Board and is responsible for developing and promulgating regulations, policies, standards, and procedures for housing programs and ensuring their execution.