Jack Kemp, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, named Michael A. Smerconish of Philadelphia to be administrator and regional federal housing commissioner of HUD's Philadelphia Region 3.

In his new position, Mr. Smerconish will oversee the management and operations of HUD's regional and field offices located in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. He assumes his duties on Aug. 12.

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