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Pam Patenaude’s Advancement Sparks Industry Excitement

Pam Patenaude was advanced by the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday afternoon as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, although she still must pass the Senate confirmation vote. Patenaude was received favorably by all members of the committee, aside from Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) who requested to be recorded as a no vote.

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Secretary Carson Defends HUD Budget Proposal Before Housing Subcommittee

The 2017 Housing Budget appeared in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee Thursday morning and was met with strong words from its members. While defending the proposal, Secretary Carson remained poised, articulate, and open as he fielded questions and concerns. He went on to say that the playbook needed to be changed because, “the pie is only so big.”

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Secretary Carson Makes Rounds During Homeownership Month

HUD Secretary Ben Carson is preparing for a big June as he kicks off the newly proclaimed National Homeownership Month with a forum at his own agency today. He’ll also go before Congress next week to discuss potential HUD budget cuts via Trump’s recent 2018 budget blueprint, which slashes the agency’ funding by more than $6 billion. The cuts will also significantly reduce HUD’s rental assistance program, which Carson recently discussed in a Sirius XM radio interview.

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Carson: The Right Mindset Can Overcome

According to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, with “the right mindset,” many of the low-income citizens using his department’s services could cease to need them. Carson said as much in a recent radio interview, when he talked poverty, housing, and the role the government should play in both. The interview comes on the back of President Trump’s recent 2018 budget blueprint, which includes more than $6 billion in cuts to the HUD budget.

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Analyzing the HUD Budget

On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced its proposed 2018 budget. Included in the budget are several cuts to Department of Housing and Urban Development programs, including cutting the funding to the Community Development Block Grant Program, as well as the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program.

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Trump Nominates Deputy HUD Secretary, Industry Reacts

President Donald Trump nominated Pamela Hughes Patenaude to be Deputy Secretary of Housing and Urban Development on Friday. Widely considered the real position of power at HUD, Patenaude’s confirmation as Deputy Secretary would see her serve alongside Dr. Ben Carson, who was confirmed as HUD Secretary in March.

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Senators Push For CDBG Funding

In the wake of President Trump’s proposed cuts to the Department of Housing and Urban Deployment (HUD), including the complete elimination of funding to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), along with 41 other senators, urged federal appropriators to put $3.3 billion in federal funding toward the (CDBG). HUD Secretary Ben Carson had previously stated that the CDBG would continue, but under a different name.

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