Obama Taps Third Oaklander



President Obama has selected Carol Galante, president of affordable housing developer, BRIDGE Housing, for a high-ranking HUD post, according to the Trib. Galante becomes the third Oaklander chosen by the new administration, following prominent attorney Tony West and environmental activist Van Jones. Galante is to become deputy assistant secretary for multifamily housing in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She had been the president of BRIDGE, one of the East Bay's larger affordable housing developers, since 1996.