HUD Secretary Visits Wilson

Wilson city officials and staff at the Wilson Housing Authority were excited in October to host a visit by a member of the Presidential Cabinet.

Julian Castro, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, came to tour WHA projects, to learn about affordable housing projects in the city, and to learn about a new Greenlight-WHA partnership.

U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield and WHA Executive Director Kelly Vick coordinated the visit, which included visits to Pinnacle Point, a senior apartment building on Starmount Circle; St. John Community Development Corp.’s Save-A-Youth Center; and the Freeman Roundhouse Museum.

“Wilson is more than a city with a vibrant past,” he said during his final stop. “It is also a community that is doing great things today and a community with a great future. It’s a city that’s investing in the education of its youth, providing ladders of opportunity for their parents.”