Two of the 16 Cabinet-level positions are the Department of the Interior and Housing and Urban Development. The heads of each cabinet are appointed by the president and confirmed by a majority Senate vote. The Cabinet in... More »

The only real qualification for becoming a Cabinet member is having the president make the appointment. The member must also be approved by the Senate after the appointment. More »

Members of the president's Cabinet, often just called the Cabinet, are official advisers to the president who often play a role in various parts of the Executive Branch. The president selects members of the Cabinet, but ... More »

HUD is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The purpose of HUD is to ensure that everyone has access to affordable housing. The U.S. government created HUD as a Cabinet-level agency with the passage of t... More » Government & Politics US Government Branches of Government

While a president has the opportunity to appoint individuals to more than 7,000 positions, about 1,000 of them must be approved by the U.S. Senate. This system was established by Article 2 of the Constitution, which auth... More »

The Senate approves both treaties and presidential appointments to the federal courts and other federal positions. The Senate is also responsible for serving as the jury in impeachment trials and selecting the vice presi... More »

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development website has an easy-to-use search tool for low-income housing in each state. Simply select the appropriate state from the drop-down menu and click "Next." More » Government & Politics Social Services