Call HUD Now: Tell them to stop selling our neighborhoods!

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who called, HUD Secretary Julian Castro’s voicemail box seems to be full of people telling HUD to stop selling our homes to Wall Street. But we need more pressure to win.

Please call the main HUD line at 202-708-1112, hit “6” to get an operator and ask for Secretary Castro’s office.

Leave the following message: “Stop selling our neighborhoods to Wall Street. Stop sales through the ‘Distressed Assets’ program and uphold HUD’s mission by protecting struggling homeowners and working with community development groups that can help save our homes.”

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  • commented 2014-09-25 08:08:07 -0700
    I got the mailbox full message when I asked for Castro’s line and when I asked to speak to his assistant, but then I pressed 0 for operator, and had the option to search by name. When I put in Castro, this time I was able to leave a voicemail.
  • commented 2014-09-22 12:53:58 -0700
  • commented 2014-09-22 08:38:26 -0700
    Got a recording that said “The answering machine is full and cannot accept new messages” That means they have been inundated. Do we have another offensive approach? We should keep this coming. We need advocates from within, too
  • commented 2014-09-22 08:26:52 -0700
    mailbox was full
  • commented 2014-09-20 19:57:07 -0700
  • commented 2014-09-20 03:43:53 -0700
  • commented 2014-09-20 02:03:37 -0700
    Stop selling our neighborhoods to Wall Street. Stop sales through the ‘Distressed Assets’ program and uphold HUD’s mission by protecting struggling homeowners and working with community development groups that can help save our homes
  • commented 2014-09-19 22:30:03 -0700
  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-09-19 19:40:18 -0700
    Call HUD Now: Tell them to stop selling our neighborhoods!
  • commented 2014-09-19 19:39:55 -0700
    I was unable to get through,because there was no answer.
  • commented 2014-09-19 18:35:25 -0700
    I called on Friday afternoon and left a message with the person who answered. They asked for my name, phone number, and state. I then thanked them for their time.
  • commented 2014-09-19 16:08:41 -0700
  • commented 2014-09-19 14:08:18 -0700
    no answer at “6”, but i called the secretary’s assistant, who took message.
  • commented 2014-09-19 13:15:52 -0700
    phone rung several minutes; however,, no answer
  • commented 2014-09-19 13:11:30 -0700
  • commented 2014-09-19 12:46:03 -0700
    I have NO PHONE—therefore I never call anybody.
  • commented 2014-09-19 12:16:47 -0700
    I got someone in the executive office and he said that they had been getting a lot of these calls and asked for my name, telephone number and state.
  • commented 2014-09-19 10:46:32 -0700
    Called and got a recording that stated the mail box was full. Try back later.
  • commented 2014-09-19 10:33:36 -0700
    mailbox full
  • commented 2014-09-19 09:52:46 -0700
    Called – but went to automated message saying input box is full. I’ll try again later.
  • commented 2014-09-19 09:29:39 -0700
    MEssage suggested finding local HUD phone number unless regarding an issue inside WAshington. I pressed 4 to report a violation, but the line was never picked up.

    This is true, I’ve found, of any rep who doesn’t want to hear from us—such as Diane Feinstein’s phone message saying call back when the line isn’t so busy.


    Also, I suspect online petitions are being corrupted—a recipient is told to sign the petition in one way, but the signing is covertly applied to the opposite side of the issue unbeknownst to the signer—please investigate this. Makes sense—a few decades ago I noticed this on the voter pamphlet, where one side was being presented on both sides of the issue. What’s to stop outfits from doing the same online?


    Be careful what you sign. These corporate-heads and bought-out reps will do anything to fool people into voting against our better interests—and against the interests of future humans planet-wide.
  • commented 2014-09-19 09:19:33 -0700
  • commented 2014-09-19 09:13:43 -0700
    His mailbox was full. No one to leave a message. I suppose all this is paid for by the banks stealing our homes. Surprise: No banker has gone to jail for trillions of dollars of fraud. Shame on HUD, THE PRESIDENT, AND THE REGULATORS FOR NOT ENFORCING THE LAWS. FDR, when he was president, help the people…not the banks and the Rich. This is not the America I fought for in the Vietnam War. For shame!!!
  • commented 2014-09-19 08:49:09 -0700
    Secretary is not answering calls and mailbox is full. Will try later.
  • commented 2014-09-19 08:47:02 -0700
    I made the scripted statement, and the gentleman on the other side asked for my name. phone number, and state. I gave to him all 3.
  • commented 2014-09-19 08:34:58 -0700
    says mail box is full so I redirected to J Castro vm. Left message. I guess either his phone is ringing off the hook or he doesn’t check his messages.
  • commented 2014-09-19 08:25:42 -0700
  • commented 2014-09-19 08:23:48 -0700
    Left a voicemail
  • commented 2014-09-19 08:23:35 -0700
    Called about 10 times, can’t leave message, mailbox full
  • commented 2014-09-19 08:20:28 -0700
    The automated menu did not include speaking with the Secretary.