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Housing industry praises Trump's selection of Pam Patenaude as HUD deputy secretary

Support comes in from all sides
For those in the housing industry, Pam Patenaude’s name is well known. So, it should come as no shock that the housing industry supports the Trump administration’s nomination of Patenaude to serve as the HUD deputy secretary. Declarations of support for Patenaude came in quickly after the White House’s announcement of her nomination, including from some of the housing industry’s biggest groups, and from Patenaude’s potential boss at HUD.
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Trump picks Pam Patenaude to serve as HUD deputy secretary

Currently serves as president of the J. Ronald Terwilliger Foundation
HousingWire Woman of Influence Pam Patenaude was originally shortlisted to serve as the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. That position ended up going to Ben Carson, as HousingWire first reported. Now in another HousingWire first, President Donald Trump plans to install Patenaude in the true position of power at HUD – deputy secretary.
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Ex-NJ mayor sent to prison for kickbacks involving HUD funds

Low-income housing developers provided money to Passaic mayor Alex Blanco
The former mayor of Passaic, New Jersey will spend the next two years in prison after being convicted of soliciting and accepting bribes from developers who wanted to build low-income housing in the city. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey, Alex Blanco accepted $110,000 in corrupt payments, much of which was money from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson takes listening tour to public housing in Jacksonville

Visits public housing facility with living conditions once described as "deplorable"
Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is making the next stop in his listening tour on Tuesday, visiting a public housing facility in Jacksonville, Florida that was recently the target of the state’s senators. Carson will visit Eureka Gardens, which is one of several federally subsidized housing developments in Florida that subject residents to “deplorable” living conditions, according to Sens. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., and Marco Rubio, R-Fla.
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Housing advocate groups create website to track Ben Carson

Follows every move of new HUD secretary
Unhappy with the selection of Ben Carson as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a group of housing advocates decided to do something about it. Wondering what Carson did last week? The group created a website online to track his moves in person and online.
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Ben Carson in Dallas: HUD's mission is about more than housing

"We're now becoming an organization that propels people to success"
Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson brought his listening tour to Dallas on Thursday, spending part of his day at the Dallas Housing Authority before attending a public event at the Texas Rangers Youth Academy in West Dallas. During his visit to the Rangers’ facility, Carson gave a short speech to the crowd, laying out a small piece of what his vision for HUD is.
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HUD Secretary Ben Carson comes to Dallas/Ft. Worth in next stop on listening tour

Visiting various sites around Metroplex
When Ben Carson officially became the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, he said that one of his first actions would be embarking on a “listening tour” of communities and HUD offices across the country. The next stop on Carson’s tour will be the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. Here's a look at his plans for his time in DFW.
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Former HUD senior advisor Richard Green: Here are the issues with Trump's budget

Ginnie Mae staffing levels and FHA infrastructure will both suffer

Late last week, Julián Castro, who served as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017 under former President Barack Obama, told HousingWire that he has several issues with President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, which calls for a $6.2 billion cut to HUD’s budget. But Castro isn’t the only former HUD official to express concerns with Trump’s budget.


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Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Trump tapping familiar face to lead DOJ's civil division?

What will become of False Claims Act charges under new leader?
It looks like President Donald Trump is about to install a familiar face as the leader of the Department of Justice’s civil division. If that happens, what happens to the DOJ's recently preferred tactic of using the False Claims Act to extract settlements from lenders for supposedly misrepresenting the quality of loans to the Federal Housing Administration? The answer, and more, in your Monday Morning Cup of Coffee.
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Here's what Ben Carson thinks about the proposed $6.2 billion HUD budget cut

HUD Secretary issues brief statement about budget proposal
In a move first hinted at over a week ago, President Donald Trump released his budget proposal on Thursday, complete with a proposed $6.2 billion cut to the funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. So, what does HUD Secretary Ben Carson think of the cuts to HUD’s budget? For one, he’s in favor of them.
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