WASHINGTON, D.C. – July 11, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro as the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) with a 71-26 vote. The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) congratulates Secretary Castro and welcomes him to Washington.
Secretary Castro is replacing Shaun Donovan, who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the next Director of the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). His nomination has been sent to the full Senate by both the Budget Committee and the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. The Senate is expected to take up Mr. Donovan’s nomination shortly. NLIHC thanks Mr. Donovan for his years of dedicated service, his partnership with NLIHC, and his commitment to solving the housing problems of the nation’s lowest income families, including people who are homeless.
“While we are sorry to lose Shaun Donovan at HUD, we look forward to working with him at OMB and to building an equally strong partnership with Secretary Castro,” said NLIHC President and CEO Sheila Crowley. “I am confident that Secretary Castro will emphasize HUD’s responsibilities for assuring that the housing needs of low income people are addressed.”