HUD Appoints New Northwest Regional Administrator

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has appointed Andrew Lofton as Regional Administrator for the Northwest, serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Lofton will be HUD’s interface with mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, congressional delegations, stakeholders, and customers. In addition, he will be in charge of managing and analyzing the efficiency and effectiveness of HUD programs and services in communities.

Andrew Lofton

“We are excited to welcome Andrew Lofton as the Regional Administrator for HUD’s Northwest Region,” said Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman. “Mr. Lofton’s experience and dedication to public service make him an asset to our team. He is a leader in housing, and I will rely on him to ensure the efficient delivery of HUD programs and services to communities across the region.”

According to HUD, with his arrival, Region 10 is well-positioned to deliver on the agency’s objectives and Acting Secretary Todman’s vision. Lofton has a wealth of experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm as a housing expert and public servant, and he is grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with HUD and the Biden-Harris Administration.

“It is an honor to serve the Biden Harris Administration and the people in the great Northwest, where I am blessed to call home,” Lofton said. “Working together, we can make our communities stronger, more vibrant, and more equitable for generations to come.”

A lifetime Washington citizen, Lofton has nearly 50 years of public service experience in municipal, state, and local government, guided by his desire to help others. He previously worked as Executive Director of the Seattle Housing Authority for 17 years, and before that held positions at the City of Seattle such as Community Development Block Grant Administrator, Deputy Director of Community Development, Budget Director, and Chief of Operations, as well as Deputy Director of the Washington State Department of Trade and Economic Development.

Lofton has also held numerous leadership positions throughout his career, including serving on the Boards of the Council for Large Public Housing Authorities and the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO), as well as being a founding member and first Board Chair of the Moving to Work Collaborative.

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Demetria C. Lester is a reporter for MortgagePoint (formerly DS News and MReport) with more than eight years of writing and editing experience. She has served as content coordinator and copy editor for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Orange County Register, in addition to 11 other Southern California publications. A former editor-in-chief at Northlake College and staff writer at her alma mater, the University of Texas at Arlington, she has covered events such as the Byron Nelson and Pac-12 Conferences, progressing into her freelance work with the Dallas Wings and D Magazine. Currently located in Dallas, Texas, Lester is a jazz aficionado, Harry Potter fanatic, and likes to read. She can be reached at
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