Butterfield Invites HUD Secretary to Tour Wilson; Prioritize Blight Removal

On July 11, 2016, Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Julián Castro, inviting him to visit Wilson, North Carolina in the First Congressional District, to witness firsthand the community’s recent growth and the challenges faced by the community as a result of blighted properties.  There are more than 300 blighted properties in Wilson. 

As efforts to remove blight in the City and surrounding areas continue, Butterfield applauded HUD’s recent funding award to the City of Wilson and encouraged Secretary Castro to continue conversations on housing affordability and accessibility through a continued partnership between HUD and the City of Wilson.

A PDF copy of the letter can be viewed here.