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Volume 7 - Number 11

May 23, 2014

Donovan Named to OMB Post, TX Mayor to HUD

President Obama is expected to announce his intent to nominate Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan as director of the Office of Management and Budget and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to replace him. If confirmed by the Senate, Castro would be the second Hispanic after Henry Cisneros to assume the top post at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Also a former mayor of San Antonio, Cisneros served as HUD secretary during the Clinton administration from 1993 to 1997. Currently in his third term as mayor, Castro is a strong advocate of affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, inner-city investment and child education and works closely with the San Antonio Housing Authority. San Antonio mortgage bankers said they have had little interaction with Castro, who, they say is “big on housing issues.” “We’re hoping to hear a little bit more about his ...

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