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New HUD Secretary outlines his vision for last years of Obama Administration

HousingWire

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The new Housing And Urban Development Secretary sees HUD as a department of opportunity, not just a department of housing.

The keynote afternoon speaker at the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Summit in Washington, D.C., Julián Castro, said he is focused on advancing policies at the nearly 50-year-old HUD that create opportunity across the country, creating a solid foundation for the next 50 years.

“Across the country, HUD is providing help and hope. And we’ll spend the next two-and-a-half years expanding opportunity for all Americans. The best place to start is homeownership. In fact, it’s time to remove the stigma associated with promoting homeownership. When done responsibly, it strengthens communities and boosts our economy. It helps families put down roots and secure their financial futures. In short, it’s a cornerstone of the American Dream,” Castro said in prepared remarks.

KEYWORDS: 2014 HOUSING SUMMIT, DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, JULIAN CASTRO