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Senate Confirms Castro as HUD Chief

Less than two months after the San Antonio mayor's nomination for the post, the Senate voted Wednesday to confirm Julian Castro as HUD secretary as current cabinet member Shaun Donovan is poised to take over the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The body voted 71-26 to confirm Castro, a Democrat whose star has been on the rise since he delivered the opening keynote at the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

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HUD Secretary: 2012 Settlement ‘Delivered’ on Promises

After nearly five and a half years spent trying to steer housing out of a ditch, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan is on his way out of that agency and into the Office of Management and Budget—but not before taking a victory lap. In an interview with the Washington Post, Donovan looked back on his time spent directing the agency, reflecting on memories ranging from the administration's reaction to Hurricane Sandy to its efforts to reduce homelessness.

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Confirmed: Obama Nominates Julián Castro for HUD Secretary

Following recent reports that the San Antonio mayor was being discussed to take over as HUD secretary, the White House has confirmed the nomination of Julián Castro for the position. Meanwhile, current HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan is headed to the White House Office of Management and Budget.

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Report: Obama to Tap San Antonio Mayor for HUD

President Obama is expected to choose San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to replace Shaun Donovan as HUD secretary following Donovan's move to the Office of Management and Budget, according to a report from the New York Times. This is the second overture the White House has made to the San Antonio mayor.

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HUD Announces Grants for Homeless Assistance Programs

The government renewed its support for homeless assistance programs across the United States with the awarding of $1.6 billion in grants. President Obama’s 2015 budget seeks $2.4 billion for Homeless Assistance Grants, an increase of $480 million above the 2012 enacted level. As budgetary battles continue to shape policy in Washington, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan urges lawmakers to approve the full funding so local providers can move forward.

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