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Jul 10, 2014
CFED Statement on Julian Castro HUD Confirmation
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) applauds the Senate’s confirmation of San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as Secretary of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Secretary Castro brings with him both hands-on knowledge of what works for urban communities and a dedication to helping all Americans reach their full potential. His demonstrated leadership on expanding educational and economic opportunities for thousands of San Antonians gives us great hope for what he will accomplish for all low- and moderate-income families in his new role as Secretary.
“We are excited to work with Secretary Castro to expand economic opportunity in America by promoting asset-building and manufactured housing in communities throughout the country.” said CFED president Andrea Levere. “The CFED Board was fortunate enough to convene in San Antonio earlier this year, and he graciously set aside time to meet with us amidst a flurry of activity in the City Council. Today we send him our heartfelt congratulations on another well-deserved milestone in his astounding career.”
CFED is a national nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that empowers low- and moderate-income households to build and preserve assets by advancing policies and programs that help them achieve the American Dream, including buying a home, pursuing higher education, starting a business and saving for the future.