Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

New Rural Housing Administrator

On April 19, 2018, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of Joel Baxley as Rural Housing Service (RHS) Administrator. Baxley most recently served as the Consulting Services Director and the senior real estate technical consultant with RSM US LLP’s Financial Advisory Services consulting practice, where he worked on rural housing matters and produced reports at the request of the USDA Rural Development Office. He has 23 years of real estate finance experience and degrees from the University of Alabama and Oxford University.

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