Head Of Housing Authority Takes Job With HUD

Feb 27, 2015

The head of the San Antonio Housing Authority is the latest local official to get the call from Washington DC.

 Lourdes Castro Ramirez will be joining Former mayor and now Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro at the agency as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing.  Secretary Castro says he is happy to finally have her on the team.

Ramirez was nominated for the position of Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing at HUD, but her nomination was put on hold in November by Senior Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley.  He hoped to sway the administration to change their HUD policies regarding the "Moving To Work" program. The current position does not require Senate confirmation.