MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former state housing commissioner under Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be the new CEO of Catholic Charities of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced that Tim Marx will begin his job duties on April 4. He served as commissioner of the Minnesota State Housing Agency from 2003 to 2008, when he departed to lead a New York City nonprofit housing agency.

Catholic Charities has a mission of ending poverty and homelessness and helping adults and children in need. Marx says his previous work on housing and social service issues will serve him well in his new role.

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