HUD doesn't need 81 field offices and 10 Regions. When that structure was created there was no FedEx overnight mail; faxes, e-mail communications, or delegated processing. We're still organized as though it is 1955. Have one Field Office per state staffed proportionally to the population in that state. There is simply no justification for 4 offices in Florida, 3 in Tennessee, 4 in California, etc. Reduce the number of Regions to 5 as well. The savings of this proposal needs to be studied to determine the cost savings. We need to start operating like it's 2010 and for the future based upon reduced budgeting and taking into consideration the modern means of communications identified above.
Idea No. 15987