Nancy Pelosi's family member lands senior adviser position at Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

Nancy Pelosi's family member lands senior adviser position at Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

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A member of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s family has taken a key role in the Biden administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Alexis Pelosi has been appointed as a senior adviser in HUD’s Office of Community Planning and Development, the department announced Monday. The office is centered on ensuring continuity of service and livability in government-assisted areas. It ensures job availability, assistance to local businesses, real estate acquisition, demolition, and more. 

Fox News Digital asked the HUD press office if Nancy Pelosi was involved in the appointment. 

“Alexis’ appointment is the result of her demonstrated background in housing and policy,” HUD told Fox News Digital. “We are excited to welcome her to the team.”

Alexis Pelosi is married to real estate attorney Laurence Pelosi, who is Nancy Pelosi’s nephew. Ron Pelosi is the brother of Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul. Ron’s son Laurence is married to Alexis, who took the job at HUD beginning in January, according to her LinkedIn page. 

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, left, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., attend a swearing in ceremony for Rep. Shontel Brown, D-Ohio, in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, November 4, 2021.

HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, left, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., attend a swearing in ceremony for Rep. Shontel Brown, D-Ohio, in the U.S. Capitol on Thursday, November 4, 2021. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

Alexis was a founder at Pelosi Ziblatt Law Group with her husband, who still works for the firm. The law firm is one of the premier investment and real estate law firms in California and is responsible for development deals involving hundreds of millions of dollars.

“The Pelosi Ziblatt Law Group is honored to represent some of the top real estate developers, businesses, investment firms, and corporations in California,” the firm states on its website, “and our client list keeps growing.”

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HUD has been staffing up recently, as it has been at the center of a number of federal initiatives as the homelessness crisis continues to affect large swaths of urban areas across the U.S. 

Jeff Olivet was tapped by the Biden administration to be the executive director for the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) on Jan. 31 as part of the government’s effort to bring the rates of homelessness down

He landed the job after his “two decades of experience in working to eradicate homelessness,” according to HUD Sec. Marcia Fudge. 

“What we do not say often enough or loudly enough is that racism and homelessness are inextricably linked. Yes, racism. It is time to speak truth. It is time to call it what it is,” Olivet explained in an interview.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., meets with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Other appointments announced by HUD include special adviser Sofia Greco-Byrne, policy adviser Colin Higgins, senior adviser Peter Hunter who will also serve as the acting deputy assistant secretary for congressional relations, senior adviser for public engagement Ruth Jones Nichols and senior counsel Corey Minor Smith, among others.

(Original Caption) Photo shows the seal of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

(Original Caption) Photo shows the seal of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. ( U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development via Getty)

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Nancy Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment on Alexis Pelosi’s appointment and whether the California congresswoman played any role in securing the senior adviser role for her nephew’s wife.