U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan recently announced that President Barack Obama appointed Bill Block as the new HUD Regional Administrator for Region X, which includes the states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. He succeeds Mary McBride of Olympia, whom Secretary Donovan recently named HUD’s Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management. Mr. Block is an attorney whose private practice has focused on complex real estate transactions on behalf of both private and public entities and has served as Director of the Committee to End Homelessness in King County since 2005. He assumed his new duties on Monday, November 18th.

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