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About Local 476

Who We Are

AFGE Local 476 represents approximately 2,500 employees of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in HUD's headquarters, Washington, D.C. Field Office, and the Los Angeles Departmental Enforcement Center. We are part of the National Council 222 of HUD Locals, and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). Local 476 represents workers throughout HUD's program areas and from the lowest grade clerical workers to GS-15 attorneys.

We are a volunteer organization whose officers are elected by the membership.

What We Do

Local 476 represents our workers by providing a voice in the workplace and negotiating working conditions. We hold management accountable, protecting your rights at work. Our goal is to work together to build an effective union for HUD's government workers so we can ensure justice, equality, fairness, and dignity for all employees. We believe a strong union provides the framework for a productive and creative workplace.

Paid-up members receive exclusive discounts worth thousands of dollars in savings for travel and entertainment, financial and legal services, auto and insurance services, and more, through our affiliations with AFGE. Check out all the benefits of membership!

Where We Are

Find us in Room 3142 of the HUD Headquarters Building or call us at 202-402-3077. You can find a steward on our Stewards page.


Ashaki Robinson Johns

Ashaki Robinson Johns, President

Ashaki is a Social Science Analyst in Policy Development and Research and has been at HUD since 2006. She is vice president of the HUD Child care Center Board. Before coming to HUD, Ashaki worked in the field of social work and community organizing. She received her PhD in social policy from Brandeis University.

Cynthia Carter

Cynthia Fisher Carter, 1st Vice President

Kirk Mensah

Kirk Mensah, 2nd Vice President

Rodney Rose

Rodney Rose, Secretary

Monique Love

Monique Love, Treasurer

Monique began work at HUD in May 1989 as a clerk typist. In 1997 she was selected for the Upward Mobility Program and Monique is now a Housing Project Manager in Multifamily Housing/Asset Management. Monique has extensive training from AFGE National to ensure that she is knowledgeable and capable of handling her fiduciary responsibilities as Local 476 Treasurer.


Jerry Gross

Christopher McLennon

Holly Salamido

Alternate Delegates: Monique Denhart, Mark Matulef, Nathaniel Johnson


Chief Steward: Kirk Mensah, 202-402-3892.

AFGE Local 476 has numerous stewards to represent our bargaining unit. If you need representation by AFGE Local 476 or advice, contact the chief steward.