Articles Tagged with ''Ben Carson''

Monday Morning Cup of Coffee: Ben Carson backtracks on plan to raise rents for poor

Plus what to expect in world economy’s most important week
HUD released a plan in April that HUD Secretary Ben Carson says will push millions of low-income households toward self-sufficiency. Now, he could be pulling back from that proposed plan. Also, here’s everything you need to know about the most important week of the year for the world economy.
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Ben Carson breaks ground at HUD's first EnVision Center

Also announces the first round of EnVision Center designations
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson traveled to his hometown of Detroit for the groundbreaking of the agency's first EnVision Center. Carson also announced the first round of EnVision Center designations in 17 communities nationwide.
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Coalition of states, cities join fight to force HUD to enforce Obama fair housing rule

Maryland, California, Massachusetts, Oakland, Seattle, others want AFFH rule back
The fair housing advocates that are suing the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson over the Trump administration moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule already have support from the state of New York, and they now have a whole new group of allies in their corner.
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New York suing HUD, Ben Carson to enforce Obama fair housing rule

State joins fair housing advocates lawsuit against Trump administration
The state of New York is moving to join a lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson over Trump administration recently moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule meant to address segregation in housing.
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HUD signals changes could be coming to disparate impact rule

Invites comment on whether HUD rule is “consistent” with Supreme Court ruling
Changes could be on the way for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s disparate impact rule. The rule, which was enacted by HUD during the Obama administration, is used as a method of enforcing the Fair Housing Act. Now, HUD is planning to invite comment from the public on whether its rule is "consistent" with a landmark Supreme Court ruling from 2015.
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Civil rights groups sue HUD, Ben Carson for delaying Obama fair housing effort

Groups want Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule reinstated
Earlier this year, a group of 76 civil rights, housing, and community development organizations voiced their displeasure with the Trump administration moving to delay a controversial Obama-era fair housing rule. Now, some of those groups are taking the Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson to court to get the rule reinstated.
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California Democrats call on Carson to keep “free from discrimination” in HUD mission statement

Sens. Harris, Feinstein, others concerned that HUD’s work could be changing
Several prominent California Democrats, including the state’s two senators, are calling on the Department of Housing and Urban Development to not make the rumored changes to HUD’s mission statement, arguing that removing the phrase “free from discrimination” could lead to a rise in housing discrimination.
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HUD marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

Holds ceremony for fair housing month in Washington D.C.
Former President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1968, signing fair housing into law. Now, as the 50th anniversary approaches, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development plans to remember the day with a ceremony in Washington D.C.
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HUD: We need more funding from Congress for much-needed bureau updates

Technology dates back to 70s
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it needs serious updates to the agency, and it’s going to need more funding to get there. “We simply need to do better,” HUD Secretary Ben Carson said in a statement. Here’s what you need to know about HUD’s new plan, and what it will take to implement.
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