Julian Castro


Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro visited Charlotte Thursday. He visited a public housing site called Southside Homes to announce a $2.2 million grant for a program that trains public housing residents for good job opportunities.

It’s called the Jobs Plus Pilot Program. Castro says a five-year pilot testing phase shows the program works.

"In the study that was done, the demonstration project, participants had a 14 percent income gain than folks who didn’t go through the pilot project," says Castro. 

Tasnim Shamma

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, was in east Charlotte on Friday. He spoke to volunteers to help launch a voter registration drive for Latinos in North Carolina.

Castro received a warm welcome from President Obama campaign volunteers in an east Charlotte strip mall.