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HUD’s Carson: “We Simply Need to Do Better.”

On Thursday, HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson announced new measures to protect the financial integrity of the department. "We simply need to do better. An updated system of internal controls will provide our agency with greater certainty that the dollars ...

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Secretary Carson Restates HUD Commitment to Fair Housing

On Thursday, HUD Secretary Ben Carson fired back against accusations that proposed changes to the HUD mission statement represented a rolling back of the agency's commitment to fair housing practices. Carson was responding to reports earlier in the week that HUD ...

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HUD’s Carson: ‘We Know How to End Homelessness’

The Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday announced an award of $2 billion in support of thousands of local housing and service programs across the U.S. This year’s installment of the annual HUD Continuum of Care grants will ...

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HUD: Enough is Enough

The poorest Americans have been paying more to live in substandard conditions. Trump administration says it may be time to take a more businesslike approach to the problem.

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Dear HUD; Love, Senators

U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Mastro (D-Nev.) recently headed a letter that 29 other U.S. senators signed regarding changes that were made on HUD’s website concerning the LGBTQ community. Why were the changes made and will they be reinstated on the website?

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Secretary Carson Defends HUD Budget Proposal Before Housing Subcommittee

The 2017 Housing Budget appeared in front of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Subcommittee Thursday morning and was met with strong words from its members. While defending the proposal, Secretary Carson remained poised, articulate, and open as he fielded questions and concerns. He went on to say that the playbook needed to be changed because, “the pie is only so big.”

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Carson Speaks: Clarifies State of Mind Comments

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, in an interview with NPR, has attempted to clarify last month’s controversial comment that “poverty is a state of mind.” Carson has received extensive criticism from housing advocates and the media for his comment in what has been deemed insensitive in light of proposed budget cuts to the Secretary’s department. Carson defended his position by stating that while he did say that the way a person thinks is a factor in getting out of poverty, he did not say it was the only factor, or that simply wishing away poverty was enough to get a person out of it.

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