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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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Secretary Carson Makes Rounds During Homeownership Month

HUD Secretary Ben Carson is preparing for a big June as he kicks off the newly proclaimed National Homeownership Month with a forum at his own agency today. He’ll also go before Congress next week to discuss potential HUD budget cuts via Trump’s recent 2018 budget blueprint, which slashes the agency’ funding by more than $6 billion. The cuts will also significantly reduce HUD’s rental assistance program, which Carson recently discussed in a Sirius XM radio interview.

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Carson: The Right Mindset Can Overcome

According to HUD Secretary Ben Carson, with “the right mindset,” many of the low-income citizens using his department’s services could cease to need them. Carson said as much in a recent radio interview, when he talked poverty, housing, and the role the government should play in both. The interview comes on the back of President Trump’s recent 2018 budget blueprint, which includes more than $6 billion in cuts to the HUD budget.

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Carson Spells Out Plans for Leading HUD

HUD Secretary-Designate Dr. Ben Carson calmly answered questions for nearly three hours before the Senate Banking Committee in his confirmation hearing on Thursday, saying that he wanted to run HUD in order to "heal America's divisiveness."

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Trump Officially Taps Carson for HUD Secretary

As initially reported by DS News, President-elect Trump has been in talks with Dr. Ben Carson regarding the open appointment of HUD Secretary for the past few weeks. On Monday, CNN reported that this appointment became official with his transition team announcing Carson as Trump's pick.

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