Ben Carson is a Doctor, But How Will His Role at HUD Affect Public Health? | Medium

This week, a Senate panel voted to confirm the nomination of Dr. Ben Carson to be the next Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. With this confirmation, the political uncertainty of recent months now extends to the area of US housing policy. Dr. Carson has criticized HUD policies meant to address housing inequities, calling these moves “social engineering,” an attitude at odds with the department’s stated mission to “build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination.” Given Carson’s view of HUD, it is an open question whether he will enforce policies that are in line with the agency’s goals, or chart a different path.

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