Bob Young was appointed Regional Director, Atlanta Region of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development located in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 20, 2005. He serves as liaison to mayors, city managers, elected representatives, state and local officials, Congressional delegations, stakeholders and customers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. He oversees the delivery of HUD programs and services to communities and evaluates their efficiency and effectiveness. He is responsible for all federally funded and insured housing programs, including FHA Mortgage Insurance, Community Planning and Development, Public Housing Programs, and Fair Housing Programs.
In addition to his Regional Director position, Young was designated as Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary for Field Policy and Management on June 13, 2007. This is a HUD Headquarters position overseeing HUD Regional Directors for ten regions nationwide.
Prior to joining HUD, Young held the position as Mayor of the consolidated government of Augusta-Richmond County, Georgia
President George W. Bush appointed Mayor Young to represent the nation's mayors on the Advisory Council for Historic Preservation.
Before becoming Mayor, Young spent 26 years as a broadcast journalist.
Young grew up in Thomson, Georgia He attended Wofford College and Augusta State University. Bob is married to Gwen Fulcher Young and they have two daughters and six grandchildren.