Former Dot resident appointed to high-ranking role at HUD

Arthur Jemison

Arthur Jemison, a former Dorchester resident, has joined the Biden-Harris administration as one of the top leaders at the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Jemison and his family lived in the Ashmont neighborhood during his time in state government— when he served under Gov. Deval Patrick as a housing planner. They moved in 2014 when he became the leading redevelopment planner for the city of Detroit.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Jemison was sworn into his new federal position on Jan. 20— the day that President Biden was inaugurated. According to the newspaper, Jemison is now principal deputy assistant secretary in HUD’s office of community planning and development.