Ben Carson considering Housing and Urban Development Secretary

Published November 23, 2016


An article on Huffington Post about reports that retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson is considering an offer to serve as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Donald Trump’s forthcoming administration quotes Robert Shibley, dean of the UB School of Architecture and Planning, who said it is especially important that the next HUD secretary understand the agency’s core mission, which he summed up as “homelessness and affordable housing.” “At some juncture, we’re a nation with way too many of one and not enough of the other,” he said. “If the secretary of HUD has a lot of experience, they’ll know this. And if they don’t, they need to surround themselves with people who do.”

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