Director, Public Housing and Community Development Department
Miami-Dade County

Michael Liu is director of the Miami-Dade County Department of Housing and Urban Development (PHCD), the largest housing agency in the Florida, and among the top ten largest in the United States. His public and private sector community development experience spans over three decades. He led Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s initiative to redevelop Liberty Square, the County’s largest and oldest public housing development.

He served as Deputy Under Secretary for USDA’s Small Community and Rural Development and HUD Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing overseeing all U.S. Public Housing, Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Indian Housing programs.

In his native Hawaii, he was elected as a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention, and then served as minority leader in the both the State House and State Senate. He has held senior roles with Bank of America (FSB), Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, and Grayling US. He is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of Hawaii’s Richardson School of Law.