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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Wood, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, as Special Counsel to the Housing Subcommittee of the House Banking and Currency Committee and as Secretary and Counsel to the National Corporation for Housing Partnerships.
Under the guidelines of the proposed legislation, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development would designate 100 "renewal communities," 10% of which must be in rural areas.
The commission, headed by former secretary of housing and urban development Jack Kemp, completed 12 public hearings over three months.
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