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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The HUD secretary said the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund is well on its way toward reaching the 2 percent reserve requirement and that he doesn't foresee the need for another Treasury bailout anytime soon.
When announcing the proposed rule change, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan described it as "one part of President Obama's larger fight for equality on behalf of the LGBT community."
"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.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez said, "As a Hispanic American, I take special pride in this achievement by the Hispanic community, and as HUD secretary I am mindful that much more needs to be done."
Remember the late Samuel Pierce, Ronald Reagan's HUD secretary, whose tenure resulted in the criminal convictions of an astonishing 16 former HUD officials?
The grants were announced by HUD Secretary Mel Martinez following the first Bush Administration meeting of the executive committee of an interagency presidential task force on children's environmental health and safety, originally convened in 1997.
Reforms instituted by HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo during the latter part of the Clinton administration succeeded in restoring confidence in HUD management, and today the department no longer is on the "high risk" list.
Andrew Cuomo, HUD secretary, declared that Healthy Homes would use television commercials, newspaper ads, millions of brochures and a toll-free information line to help parents protect their children from potentially deadly hidden dangers in their homes.
Despite a well-publicized promise by HUD Secretary Cisneros in late 1993, the Clinton Administration has failed to deliver housing aid to the colonias.
These appointments included: Andrew Young as United Nations ambassador; Patricia Roberts Harris as HUD secretary, and later as secretary of Health, Education and Welfare; and J.