THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (The Hamptons, New York) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 31, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES HAROLD LUCAS AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC AND INDIAN HOUSING AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT
The President today announced the nomination of Harold Lucas to serve as Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing at the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Mr. Harold Lucas, of East Orange, New Jersey, served as the Executive Director for the Housing Authority of the City of Newark, New Jersey, from March 1992 to June 1998. In this position, he supervised the overall management and directed the implementation of the annual budget for the largest public housing authority in New Jersey. From 1986 to 1992, he was the Director of Development for the City of Newark. From 1981 to 1986, Mr. Lucas served as the Director of Redevelopment/Senior Associate Counsel for the Housing Authority of Newark where he directed all phases of redevelopment and real estate housing for Newark. Mr. Lucas served as President of the Newark Public Library, Housing Research Foundation, Council of Large Public Housing Authorities, and Chairman of the Newark Symphony Hall Board of Directors.
Mr. Lucas received his B.A. from Upsala College in East Orange, New Jersey and a J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law.
The Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing, Department of Housing and Urban Development, advises the Secretary and manages all program areas regarding the development, modernization, funding, management and administration of Public Housing, Indian Housing and Assisted Housing Programs.