Former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Henry Cisneros has paid $1,560,000 for a 2,678-square-foot house in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air neighborhood, according to public records.


In a Big Time Listings exclusive, we can report on Cisneros’ purchase of the house at 11816 Henley Lane in Bel-Air, which is his third high-end property purchase in the L.A. area in the last decade.

Cisneros, 60, served as President Bill Clinton’s HUD secretary from 1993 to 1997. Now in private industry, Cisneros has lived in the Los Angeles area in recent years. Last year, he paid $2,470,000 for the 1,750-square-foot house at 20460 Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, according to public records. And in 1998, he paid $881,200 for the 3,918-square-foot house at 2478 Devonport Lane in Los Angeles’ Bel-Air area, according to public records, although Cisneros then transferred half of that house to his daughter and her husband in 2005. The Devonport Lane is about a block from the house that Cisneros just purchased.

We were unable to unearth listing information or a photo of the Henley Lane house. However, records show that the three-bedroom house was built in 1990, has three baths and sits on a 0.39-acre parcel. It’s also just a few blocks from the 2,977-square-foot house at 11831 Folkstone Lane that Tyra Banks’ Crizzo Trust owned from 2000 until 2004, according to public records.