Department of Housing and Urban Development

Council Member: Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

Council Designee: Francey Youngberg, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement, Office of Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Francey Lim Youngberg is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Engagement for the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  She is responsible for strategic engagement between the Secretary of HUD and key stakeholders.  Her office helps build support for HUD’s budgetary and departmental priorities and ensures that the public’s input is taken into account in the public policy making process.  Her office also plays a coordinating role for the Secretary and the Department in activities conducted by the White House Office of Public Engagement.  She also serves as the HUD representative to the White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders and the White House Council on Women and Girls.

Prior to joining HUD, Francey Lim Youngberg advised clients on cultural competency, research into Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) issues, diversity management, minority recruitment, grant writing, grant management, and fundraising.  She worked with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program, the D.C. Government, the Metro Police Department and federal agencies.

Prior to consulting, Ms. Youngberg was a tax attorney for Morgan Lewis & Bockius in Philadelphia, and Hogan & Hartson in D.C.  After leaving private practice, she worked as an attorney in the international division of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington, D.C. and later became the founding Executive Director of the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)) under the Honorable Norman. Y. Mineta.   She graduated from Wellesley College and Harvard Law School.

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