I regret that I cannot introduce Alberto Trevino today, who has been nominated as the Assistant Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development's office of Policy Development and Research.
This is not the first time Mr. Trevino has been before the Senate in a confirmation hearing, as he has served both the Nixon and the Ford administrations.
I am sure that his expertise will again be beneficial to the Department and to the nation.
Mr. Trevino's extensive background with the Urban Interface group has allowed him to work to solve a variety of problems in affordable housing and strategic planning.
From evaluating senior housing markets, to developing affordable housing strategies to meet the diverse needs of America's home buyers, Mr. Trevino has honed his skills in urban planning, and strategic development.
This is knowledge that will benefit him in spurring development of affordable housing and boosting home-ownership rates.
Mr. Trevino was born in Inglewood, California, and went to the University of California in Berkeley, before continuing his studies with graduate work at Harvard.
His background in strategic planning and affordable housing, and his current experience with urban planning and development, will prove an asset to the Department.
I am confident that Mr. Trevino will ably lend his insight to the Policy Development and Research office in working toward long-term solutions to problems confronting our cities and rural communities.