Andrew Lofton Joins HUD as Northwest Regional Administrator for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

By klrw460 April 12, 2024

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has named Andrew Lofton as the new Regional Administrator for the Northwest region, which includes Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. In this role, Mr. Lofton will act as HUD’s primary contact for mayors, city managers, elected officials, state and local authorities, congressional members, stakeholders, and constituents. He will also manage the administration of HUD’s programs and services in these areas, ensuring their effectiveness and efficiency.

With Mr. Lofton’s appointment, Region 10 is set to effectively achieve the agency’s objectives and fulfill Acting Secretary Todman’s strategic vision. Bringing a rich background in housing and public administration, Mr. Lofton is excited to contribute to the efforts of HUD and the Biden Harris Administration.

Acting Secretary Adrianne Todman expressed her enthusiasm about Mr. Lofton’s appointment, highlighting his deep commitment to public service and his leadership in housing issues. “He is poised to play a crucial role in delivering HUD’s programs and services throughout the region,” she stated.

“It’s a privilege to work for the Biden Harris Administration and to serve the people of the Northwest, my home region,” Mr. Lofton commented. “I look forward to collaborating to build stronger, more vibrant, and equitable communities for future generations.”

A Washington native, Mr. Lofton’s nearly five-decade-long public service career has spanned various roles in municipal, state, and local government. His past roles include Executive Director at the Seattle Housing Authority for 17 years, and multiple leadership positions in the City of Seattle and the Washington State Department of Trade and Economic Development.

Throughout his career, Mr. Lofton has also held significant leadership roles in various housing and redevelopment associations and was a founding member and the first Board Chair of the Moving to Work Collaborative.

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