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New HUD Secretary To Visit Gary

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August 19, 2014 — The new U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro is scheduled to visit northwest Indiana tomorrow morning to check on what’s happening with the Gary’s revitalization efforts, including the demolition of the former Sheraton Hotel.

HUD has been instrumental in the demolition project through funding and orchestration. The Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative — which is supporting cities like Gary — will also be highlighted.

The Gary mayor’s office says Castro is visiting Gary City Hall at 10 a.m.

The former San Antonio, Texas mayor took office last month and was ceremonially sworn in Monday by Vice President Joe Biden.   Castro gained national attention in 2012 when President Obama picked him to speak at the Democratic Party’s National Convention.

 

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