Cities Congratulate Julian Castro on Confirmation as H.U.D. Secretary

Washington, D.C. - Following today's confirmation of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (H.U.D.), National League of Cities President Chris Coleman, Mayor of Saint Paul, Minn. released this statement:

"We congratulate Mayor Castro on his confirmation today by the Senate as the next Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. His experience as a three-term mayor of San Antonio and his tireless commitment to make neighborhoods better places will make him an excellent leader of H.U.D.

"I've worked with Mayor Castro on NLC's Board of Directors and know that he is dedicated to improving the housing opportunities for our nation's residents. We look forward to continuing our partnership with H.U.D. on the many issues affecting cities nationwide, including eliminating veteran homelessness and providing affordable housing options that meet residents' needs and make our communities stronger."

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans. www.nlc.org