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Julian Castro Sworn In As New HUD Secretary

It's official - former San Antonio, Texas Democratic Mayor Julián Castro is now the nation's 16th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). President Obama said he was confident Castro would help build on the progress being made since the Great Recession to rebuild the housing market, make housing more available for veterans and work to connect neighborhoods with good schools and jobs.

Image: Julian Castro, center, is sworn in as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in Washington, on July 28.
Julian Castro, center, is sworn in as Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, in Washington, on July 28. U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development

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