U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to Close Lubbock and Dallas Field Offices
A government organization’s office in Lubbock is scheduled to close.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced the closure of their smaller offices in Lubbock and Dallas.
The group says the closures are part of a realignment of staff resources to better support program delivery. They plan to close 16 of their 80 field offices, which will affect around 120 employees.
“We looked at where our staff needs to be in order to make certain we can achieve the greatest possible impact on the people and places we serve,” said Pat Hoban-Moore, HUD’s assistant deputy secretary for Field Policy and Management.
HUD estimates that the move will result in administrative savings up to $150 million in lease and operating costs over a 10 year period.
HUD will retain large offices in Houston and San Antonio, as well as the Fort Worth Regional Office. HUD Staff in Fort Worth will work with clients serviced by the Lubbock and Dallas offices.