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Aloha! Michael Liu leaving HUD for private sector

Michael Liu, the Department of Housing and Urban Development official who has overseen Indian housing programs since the start of the Bush administration, is joining the private sector.

Liu, who is from Hawaii, is joining Dutko Woldwide [Company Site] as senior vice president. Dutko is a public policy firm.

As the assistant secretary for public and Indian housing, Liu oversaw a steady decline in Indian housing funds. But he also expanded Indian home loan programs, lifted Clinton-era restrictions on tribal housing programs and worked with tribes to clear up discrepancies in the distribution of self-determination funds.

Liu's pending departure was reported as early as April by Indian Country Today.

Get the Story:
Special Interests: Furthermore . . . [see final item] (The Washinton Post 5/5)
Dutko Worldwide Expands Its Housing Practice With Addition of HUD Assistant Secretary Michael Liu (Dutko 5/3)
Liu out? (Indian Country Today 4/8)

Relevant Links:
Office of Public and Indian Housing, HUD -
National American Indian Housing Council -

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