Meet Regional Administrator Bill Block
Bill Block is the HUD Regional Administrator for Region X, serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Bill began his career as a law clerk to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Harry Blackmun on the U.S. Supreme Court. He began practicing law in Seattle in 1977 with a practice focused on complex real estate transactions on behalf of both private and public entities. In 2005, then-King County Executive Ron Sims asked Bill to serve as Director of the Committee to End Homelessness where he was responsible for working with 70 local government, non-profit and for-profit entities, faith-based communities, philanthropies and formerly homeless people in implementing the County's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness in Seattle/King County. During his tenure some 5,000 housing units were funded for homeless and at-risk individuals and families in the County. He also has served Chair of the Seattle Housing Authority Board of Commissioners when SHA designed and built award-winning HOPE VI communities, President of AIDS Housing of Washington (now Building Changes), Chair of the Seattle Center Advisory Commission, Chair of the Low Income Housing Levy Oversight Committee and board member of the Downtown Emergency Service Center and the Workforce Development Council of Seattle/King County. Raised in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Block attended Pomona College and the University of Chicago School of Law where he received a Juris Doctor and was Editor-in-Chief of its Law Review.
Regional Administrator Block on Homelessness
Interview with Bill Block
Across the country, HUD is organized into ten regions, each with an administrator.
Region X jurisdiction: Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska
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