Obama Chooses San Antonio Mayor As Next HUD Chief

Law360, New York (May 23, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Friday nominated San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro to be the next secretary of housing and urban development, a move that observers say will result in the continuation of his administration's housing policies.

If confirmed, Castro would take over an agency that is still dealing with the after-effects of the bursting of the housing bubble in 2007 and the resulting foreclosure crisis. HUD is also struggling to deal with a dearth of affordable housing in major metropolitan areas and reforming the Federal Housing Administration's work.

Obama called Castro an “all-star” who has done a “fantastic job” in San...

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