In his first full week as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Dr. Ben Carson laid out his vision for the Department: improving communities, utilizing human capital, and working across silos – both within HUD and across other federal Agencies. Secretary Carson’s vision for HUD is driven by his strong belief that every American deserves a safe and healthy home.
Last week, the Secretary kicked off a listening tour in his hometown of Detroit! Secretary Carson’s tour included meetings with HUD program offices to learn more about key issues and begin to formulate ideas for furthering the mission of the Department.
In addition to multiple briefings with HUD career staff, Secretary Carson met with the National Association for Latino Elected Officials, which represents over 6,000 elected officials. He also participated in a roundtable on advancing economic opportunities for residents of public housing hosted by the Jack Kemp Foundation. The Secretary also addressed a meeting of the National Council of State Housing Agencies where he underscored his belief that HUD should be dedicated to providing housing for those most in need while also encouraging families to become financially stable. Secretary Carson is thrilled to have the opportunity to meet with so many key HUD stakeholders.