Items Tagged with 'Julian Castro'


  • HUD seeks to end public housing aid for undocumented immigrants

    Would give undocumented immigrants 18 months to move out of public housing
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development proposed a rule Wednesday that would end public housing aid for undocumented immigrants. An administration official told The New York Times that the rule would ensure that only American citizens receive housing assistance from HUD, putting an end to a loophole that did not require some aid recipients to prove citizenship.
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  • Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro takes big step towards 2020 presidential run

    Forms exploratory committee, touts announcement in January
    After previously hinting that he might run for president in 2020, former HUD Secretary Julián Castro just took a big step towards making it a reality. Castro announced on Wednesday that he is forming an exploratory committee for the purposes of determining whether he’s going to run for the Democratic nomination for president in the next election, which is considered to a be a significant step in the process of running for president.
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  • [Video] What's next for former HUD Secretary Julián Castro?

    Castro to run for president in 2020?
    After two and half years at the helm of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, former HUD Secretary Julián Castro’s political ambitions are far from over. But unlike most politicians, there is one unique factor that goes into Castro’s next move. He has a twin brother who shares similar goals in politics. Will their shared interests create a problem?
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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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  • Exclusive with former HUD Secretary Julián Castro: Trump budget will create more homeless veterans

    Castro gets candid: "There's no vision here"
    Julián Castro served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017 under former President Barack Obama. In an exclusive interview with HousingWire, Castro explains his concerns with the proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD. In his words, "There’s no vision here. It’s almost like a cartoon cutout of an ideologue’s conception of the budget." From homeless veterans to small towns, these are the areas he says will be the hardest hit.
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  • Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Housing takes center stage at SXSW

    Mortgage finance finally rubbing shoulders with the IT crowd
    “How do we make real estate sexy like South By Southwest is,” Sean Dobson, chairman and CEO of Amherst Holdings, joked at his company’s session at the renowned conference in Austin. The data and analytics company for the real estate industry is on an extremely short list of housing-affiliated companies attending the two-week conference, and who else but HousingWire would be there to cover it all? No one, that's who. Click to read the exclusive coverage!
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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 pledges to "really examine" latest FHA mortgage insurance premium cut

    Confirms that Trump team was not consulted on Obama administration’s decision
    Earlier this week, Julián Castro, the outgoing Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, told reporters that he does not expect the incoming Trump administration to repeal HUD’s decision to cut Federal Housing Administration mortgage insurance premiums. On Thursday, Ben Carson, President-elect Trump's choice to lead HUD, said the the incoming administration plans to "really examine" the Obama administration's decision before determining a course of action.
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