As part of its efforts towards continued reorganization, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has recently announced changes to the Office of Multifamily Housing leadership staff. Mark Van Kirk, the Director of Asset Management, and Margaret Salazar, Director of the Office of Affordable Housing Preservation (OAHP) will each be stepping down from their respective roles. In her tenure as the OAHP Director, Margaret has been seen as a leader in developing the Rental Assistance Demonstration Program and was a panel speaker at Ballard Spahr’s Eighth Annual National Housing Symposium in November, 2013, explaining how to utilize new HUD programs for affordable housing projects. She will return to her hometown and serve as the Field Office Director for HUD’s Portland, Oregon office. To read more about Mark and Margaret’s contributions to HUD and their interim successors, please click here.