HUD Secretary Julián Castro Remarks Posted

March 10, 2015    

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On the Website: HUD Secretary Julián Castro 2015 Family and Youth Conference Remarks

The Alliance has published the full text of the speech delivered by Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro at the 2015 National Conference on Ending Family and Youth Homelessness on Friday, Feb. 20. The speech is also available on the HUD website. In his remarks, Secretary Castro expressed support for the LGBT community and homeless youth, reaffirmed his commitment for fighting for additional funding for homeless programs, and declared that ending homelessness must be a national priority.
"We believe that no child or family should be subjected to the hardship that comes with life in a shelter or on a street," he said. "We believe that no youth should have to choose between a night on the street or night in a hotel room in exchange for sex. And we believe that every American deserves an opportunity to live with dignity and pride."

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