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Former Ginnie Mae president: An open letter to Dr. Carson

Don’t or overlook or underestimate Ginnie Mae — especially now
[Guest commentary] While political pundits and talking-heads focus on your views on affordable housing and plans for urban renewal, very little has been said about an institution which has become a driver in the American economy—and one which will fall under your oversight shortly: Ginnie Mae. This is certainly not to belittle any of the other matters discussed in your recent testimony before the U.S. Senate. However, I hope you’ll agree that you’re inheriting an important entity of which too little is understood by far too many.
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Ben Carson facing Senate vote to become HUD Secretary

William Russell leading HUD in the meantime
The Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is slated to meet Tuesday morning to vote on the nomination of Ben Carson as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Will he finally become HUD secretary after a controversial nomination?
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Sources: Trump plans repeal of FHA mortgage insurance premium cut

Will it be a delay or an indefinite delay?
With President-elect Trump’s inauguration mere hours away, it appears that the Trump administration will do more than just “examine” the FHA premium cut once Trump is sworn on. According to multiple sources, the FHA premium cut, which is currently scheduled to go into effect on January 27, will be delayed, if not done away with entirely, by the incoming Trump administration.
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[Video] Here's Julián Castro's final farewell speech to HUD

Offers three pieces of advice
Appearing for the last time as the secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Julián Castro began his farewell speech to HUD employees in typical Texas fashion, with a "y’all." The White House tapped Castro back in June 2014 to replace outgoing HUD secretary Shaun Donovan, and now with only a week left in office, Castro left HUD with these three pieces of advice.
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Ben Carson confirmation hearing had some bark, but where was the bite?

"Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing"
Ben Carson easily sparked more controversy and concern than any other Department of Housing and Urban Development nominee, and yet when the time finally came to grill the potential future leader of HUD, the original uproar practically dissipated. By the looks of things, Carson as HUD secretary is all but locked in.
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Senate questions Ben Carson on his ability to lead HUD

But seemingly unconcerned with his lack of experience
Ben Carson's hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee is now over. While some of the committee members questioned Carson's ability to be the next secretary of HUD, the hearing wasn't as contentious as many thought it might be. And despite the controversial reaction to his appointment, the hearing seemed to confirm that Carson will, in fact, be confirmed as the next HUD secretary.
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