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Salin Geevarghese
Deputy Assistant Secretary Office of Policy Development & Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Salin Geevarghese serves as HUD’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of International and Philanthropic Innovation (IPI) within the Office of Policy Development and Research.  Salin leads an innovation team charged with engaging philanthropic and other cross-sector partners – both internationally and domestically – to harness and apply best practices, programs and policies for the benefit of our communities and aligning our common efforts.

 

Prior to this appointment, HUD Secretary Donovan appointed Salin as Acting Director of the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities. In that role, he was responsible for advancing housing and communities that increase affordability, cost savings, efficiency, and quality of life, while also expanding regional economic growth and opportunity. He provided technical and policy support for energy, green building, and integrated housing, transportation and economic development programs at HUD and around the nation. Salin came to the Obama Administration as a Senior Advisor and as part of the founding leadership of HUD’s Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities.

 

Before coming to HUD as an appointee of President Obama, Salin worked as a Senior Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation where he focused on urban redevelopment issues, anchor institutions, regional equity and opportunity, and community and economic development policy.