Articles Tagged with ''Ben Carson''

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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HUD proposes change to mission statement, housing groups push back

Proposed change shortens mission statement to 23 words
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is considering changing its mission statement, according to a leaked March 5 memo obtained by the Huffington Post. The proposed statement removes anti-discrimination language and replaces it with phrasing that aligns closely with Secretary Ben Carson’s push for self-sufficiency. Housing and civil rights groups have spoken out on the proposed change, saying it goes against fair housing rules.
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HUD employee accuses Carson of running “witch-hunt” and “smear campaign” against whistleblower

Email obtained by HousingWire says HUD employees are operating in fear
A Department of Housing and Urban Development employee accused HUD Secretary Ben Carson of running a “witch-hunt” and a “smear campaign” against a whistleblower who complained about HUD’s plan to spend $31,000 on a custom hardwood dining set that was to be installed in Carson’s office.
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Ben Carson: Brain surgery was easier than running HUD

"There are more complexities here than in brain surgery," HUD secretary tells NYT
In a new report from the New York Times, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson acknowledged the difficulties of his role, which he once considered quitting, within the Trump administration. Carson told the paper: “There are more complexities here than in brain surgery,” about leading HUD.
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Report: Ben Carson wants to cancel custom furniture order

House Oversight Committee asks for information about purchase and demoted employee claims
Following reports about the Department of Housing and Urban Development ordering a $31,000 custom hardwood dining set for his office, Secretary Ben Carson is requesting that the order be canceled. Meanwhile, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wants to know more about the purchase and the HUD official who said she was demoted for pushing back on the spending.
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HUD inspector general investigating Carson family role at agency

"We have an open matter" said HUD IG spokesman
A report from CNN says the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s inspector general is looking into the role that Secretary Ben Carson’s family has played at the agency following HUD officials expressing ethics concerns about the involvement that his family members played in official HUD business.
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HUD Secretary Carson honors Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta

"The time is always right to do what is right"
Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, along with the rest of America, honors the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. HUD Secretary Ben Carson announced he would be celebrating the day in Atlanta, where he would also discuss with the city how it can work together with HUD.
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