Coming to Terms with Housing and Homelessness in Rural Places with Marion Mollegen McFadden, HUD

Season #5

In the extra episode in our fifth series "Coming to Terms with Housing and Homelessness,” Michelle talks with Marion Mollegen McFadden, The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development. In this role McFadden oversees the administration of federal financial assistance to assist communities in ending homelessness, creating, and preserving affordable housing, strengthening local economies, and disaster recovery and mitigation.

During this conversation, Michelle and the Deputy Assistant Secretary discuss the work of HUD in the rural context, including the programming and funds helping to ensure that housing and community development needs are met.

McFadden shares key details about programs helping rural communities and people access necessary dollars for affordable housing including the Preservation and Reinvestment Initiative for Community Enhancement (PRICE) program, Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), 108 Loan Guarantee within the CDBG, and the Rural Gateway Program. Also covered are efforts focused HUD’s Rural Prosperity Council and its impact for rural communities, how HUD is coordinating across the federal family to meet the needs of rural communities, as well as the priority of the Biden Harris Administration to address homelessness with the urgency it requires.

To learn more about the PRICE program visit: