NEW YORK CITY-The US Senate on Thursday afternoon confirmed Shaun Donovan, the city’s housing commissioner, to serve in a similar capacity for the nation. Donovan will lead the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, an appointment reported last month on

Donovan has headed the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development since 2004. A successor at HPD has not yet been announced. The confirmation marks a return to Washington, DC for Donovan, who served as deputy assistant secretary for multifamily housing in the Clinton administration.

In a statement,. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says, “At this moment, when so many Americans have lost their homes, and so many more are afraid that they soon will, the country is fortunate to have someone of Shaun’s intelligence, passion and determination to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development. New Yorkers have been the beneficiaries of Shaun’s work for the past five years and will be for many to come.”

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