Archived blogs of former 16th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (2014-2017)
Julián Castro was sworn in as the 16th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on July 28, 2014. In this role, Castrooversees 8,000 employees and a budget of $46 billion, using a performance-driven approach to achieve the Department's mission of expanding opportunity for all Americans. As Secretary, Castro's focus is ensuring that HUD is a transparent, efficient and effective champion for the people it serves. Before HUD, Castro served as Mayor of the City of San Antonio. During his tenure, he became known as a national leader in urban development.