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NYC housing commissioner to run HUD

Obama names Shaun Donovan housing secretary
Published on Dec 15, 2008

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President-elect Barack Obama has tapped the head of New York City's Department of Housing Preservation and Development, Shaun Donovan, to be the next secretary of housing.

Obama called Donovan -- who held a key position at HUD under the Clinton administration and also has experience in the private sector -- a reformer who's expanded access to affordable housing in New York City.