WASHINGTON - Henry Cisneros, President-elect Bill Clinton's nominee to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, favors giving state and local governments increased federal aid and a greater say in how to spend those dollars on housing programs, industry officials said yesterday.

Clinton told reporters yesterday the former mayor of San Antonio "will bring fresh energy to an agency that badly needs reform and revitalization." With Cisneros at HUD, "America's cities will have the voice and the vision they need and deserve," Clinton added.

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