Ben Carson Flips the Script at HUD

HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson says that after several months of hard work, his team has outlined a solid plan for institutional reform and improvement. In an op-ed for The Hill, he writes, “I wanted to flip the script, drawing on institutional knowledge from civil servants who were here when I came in, and will be here when the next secretary takes my place.” He says in an effort to make the agency more efficient, it will follow the president’s executive order to remove what he calls “burdensome regulations” from those who “employ Americans and build, rent and sell their houses.” He also said that the agency aims to make anti-poverty beneficiaries prosperous and self-sufficient. And for families who might always need someone to lean on, including the elderly and disabled, Secretary Carson says “HUD will be there for them.” Read the full piece here.

Brenda Arredondo