Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

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Secretary of Housing and Urban Development

The head of the U.S. federal government department charged with promoting homeownership. He or she oversees the Federal Housing Administration and has a relationship with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The secretary also provides vouchers to make rent more affordable and provides grants for community development. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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Alphonso is a practical, down-to-earth guy," says NAHB president Kent Conine, a Dallas builder and developer who knows the proposed HUD secretary from his days in Texas, where Jackson turned around a troubled housing agency.
And, the amendment recommends the HUD secretary use his administrative authority to establish a resource center for people with disabilities and their families.
A second reason for reluctance to significantly expand Section 202 is the personal ideology of newly confirmed HUD Secretary Mel Martinez.
Despite a well-publicized promise by HUD Secretary Cisneros in late 1993, the Clinton Administration has failed to deliver housing aid to the colonias.
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According to HUD Secretary Jack Kemp, the CFO and five comptrollers will help build a departmentwide structure for managing HUD's financial activities.
He served as HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan's liaison to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) - the agency charged with oversight of the Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs) - and the Financial Stability Oversight Board (FINSoB) - the entity created to monitor the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
HUD Secretary Ben Carson welcomed the Senates action and said it comes at a critical time as the Department prepares to support the long-term recovery efforts following Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria and other natural disasters that have affected the country.
While we've made remarkable progress toward ending veteran homelessness, we still have work to do to make certain we answer the call of our veterans just as they answered the call of our nation," said HUD Secretary Julian Castro, JD, in a news release.
With Castro becoming the next HUD secretary and Shaun Donovan soon to become the new director of OMB, the administration will be well positioned to address the important housing policy issues.
NAA/NMHC plan to sign an industry coalition letter asking HUD Secretary Donovan to rescind the guidance.
Shelley will help lead HUD's effort to change the way we think about our communities," said HUD secretary Shaun Donovan.