Anna Maria Farías
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Anna Maria Farías is the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). She previously served at HUD as Senior Counsel to the Secretary, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Special Initiatives, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs, and the Director for the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. Prior to that, she was Executive Director of the Crystal City (TX) Housing Authority. In addition, Farías was a member of the Wage Appeals Board and Board of Service Contract Appeals at the Department of Labor, served as counsel to a member of the National Labor Relations Board, and worked as an attorney in the General Counsel’s Office at the Merit Systems Protection Board. She received a bachelor’s degree with honors from Boston University and a law degree from Temple University.