Jackson will oversee Department of Housing and Urban Development in six states, including Colorado
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet today welcomed President Joe Biden’s appointment of Colorado State Representative Dominique Jackson to be a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator for Region 8. The senators, along with U.S. Representatives Jason Crow, Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse, and Ed Perlmutter, recommended Jackson for the job in January.
“State Representative Jackson is an exceptional choice to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development out West,” said Hickenlooper. “She’s championed affordable housing and has a deep understanding of how to serve marginalized communities.”
“Coloradans have been contending with a housing crisis for years — and it’s only getting worse,” said Bennet. “We need experienced leaders like State Representative Dominique Jackson at HUD to address this critical issue. From her time in the Colorado legislature to her work with Aurora’s City Council, I’m confident that in this new role State Rep. Jackson will help ensure families have a safe space to live.”
During her time in the Colorado state legislature, Jackson passed bills to advance renters rights and homeownership aid, prohibit discrimination, and reward ethical landlords. She rewrote Colorado’s Warranty of Habitability statutes to offer a remedy for renters and encourage landlords to offer safe and healthy housing. In addition, Jackson has a strong background in energy policy and her own lived experience dealing with housing and food insecurity.
HUD Regional Administrators monitor and evaluate overall HUD program performance and conduct general management of the area’s office. Region 8 covers Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.