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HUD Secretary Ben Carson comes to Dallas/Ft. Worth in next stop on listening tour

Visiting various sites around Metroplex

When Ben Carson officially became the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, he said that one of his first actions would be embarking on a “listening tour” of communities and HUD offices across the country. The next stop on Carson’s tour will be the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. Here's a look at his plans for his time in DFW.


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Ben Carson promises to take care of housing’s most vulnerable

Expected budget cuts may be coming to HUD
After President Donald Trump announced his budget proposal which would slash funding for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by $6.2 billion, HUD Secretary Ben Carson voiced his support of the action. However, Carson promised in an interview with Fox News this new funding cut would not hinder the department’s purpose, and that the most vulnerable will be taken care of.
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Exclusive with former HUD Secretary Julián Castro: Trump budget will create more homeless veterans

Castro gets candid: "There's no vision here"
Julián Castro served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 2014 to 2017 under former President Barack Obama. In an exclusive interview with HousingWire, Castro explains his concerns with the proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD. In his words, "There’s no vision here. It’s almost like a cartoon cutout of an ideologue’s conception of the budget." From homeless veterans to small towns, these are the areas he says will be the hardest hit.
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Here's what Ben Carson thinks about the proposed $6.2 billion HUD budget cut

HUD Secretary issues brief statement about budget proposal
In a move first hinted at over a week ago, President Donald Trump released his budget proposal on Thursday, complete with a proposed $6.2 billion cut to the funding for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. So, what does HUD Secretary Ben Carson think of the cuts to HUD’s budget? For one, he’s in favor of them.
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Ben Carson calms fears of $6B HUD budget cut

“Starting numbers are rarely final numbers”
President Donald Trump is considering cutting $6 billion in HUD funding for his budget in order to boost military spending. However, HUD Secretary Ben Carson sent an email out to his staff in an attempt to calm any rising concerns.
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Ben Carson responds to Twitter firestorm after his controversial comparison

The two experiences should never be intertwined, nor forgotten
After setting social media sites on fire from a comment in his speech calling slaves immigrants, Ben Carson set to work clarifying his comments. After several posts explaining immigration is not necessarily voluntary, the HUD secretary posted this to Facebook, explaining his stance on immigration versus slavery.
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Critics set Twitter ablaze after Ben Carson's first HUD speech makes uncommon comparison

Not all corners of the World Wide Web lost it, though
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson delivered a speech to his new employees that set one part the web ablaze. After referring to slaves as some of the U.S.’s first immigrants, the secretary faced high levels of criticism on one particular chat platform. But HUD quickly came to Carson’s defense.
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WATCH: HUD Secretary Ben Carson speaks to reducing government role in housing

Gives first speech since his appointment
Ben Carson addressed HUD employees on Monday in his first speech as HUD Secretary. The speech might be described as motivational, or even a call to action, but there was very little in it about housing. What little he did say, however, could begin to pave the way for a decrease in government involvement in housing programs.
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Ben Carson sworn in, spends first day as HUD Secretary

Will lead agency with 8,000 employees, $40 billion annual budget
After being confirmed by a 58-41 vote in the Senate, Ben Carson officially became the 17th secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development on Thursday evening when he was sworn in by Vice President Mike Pence. Here's a look at how Carson spent his first day at HUD.
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