Apartment Industry Statement on Confirmation of Julian Castro as HUD Secretary

Contact: Carole Roper at 703-797-0616 or Jim Lapides at 202-974-2360

WASHINGTON/July 10, 2014 - Statement from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and National Apartment Association (NAA) on the confirmation of Julian Castro as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development:

"We applaud the confirmation of Julian Castro as the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. His experience as Mayor of San Antonio, and widely-respected reputation in that role, places him in a unique position to understand how national policies impact housing needs locally.

“We look forward to working with him to help meet the housing needs of the 35 million Americans who are building their lives in rental housing.”

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For more than 20 years, the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA) have partnered on behalf of America’s apartment industry. Drawing on the knowledge and policy expertise of staff in Washington, D.C., as well as the advocacy power of 170 NAA state and local affiliated associations, NAA and NMHC provide a single voice for developers, owners and operators of multifamily rental housing. One-third of Americans rent their housing and 35 million people live in an apartment home.