Tag: HUD

President Trump Needs a New Black as Ben Carson Will Leave HUD at the End of the First Term

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson looks at his watch as he waits with Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon (R) and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett prior to a Roosevelt Room event at the White House February 6, 2019 in Washington, DC.Photo: Alex Wong […]

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Must-See TV: Black HUD Official Lynne Patton Used Cohen Hearing to Drum Up Potential Reality Show

Image: Lynne Patton, event planner and Head of Region II for HUD, looks on as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), take questions after signing a ceremonial agreement. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Congressional gollywog and Department of Housing […]

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What it Means That a Black Woman is Leading Julian Castro’s Campaign For President

Maya Rupert working on her cellphone at Open City Cafe in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 1, 2019.Photo: Terrell Jermaine Starr/The Root Washington, DC—When Maya Rupert walked into then-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro’s office with a tricky problem to solve, she expected some resistance. It was November of […]

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Government Shutdown Threatens Housing Funds for Low-Income Senior Citizens

Activists rally for affordable housing and against U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson during his appearance at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to ring the closing bell, June 12, 2017 in New York City. Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) As the government shutdown started by a […]

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Julian Castro Forms 2020 Exploratory Committee

Julian Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio and Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama, announced the launch of his presidential exploratory committee Wednesday. In an interview with the Associated Press, Castro said he will make a decision on running for the presidency on January 12. The move to form the committee gives the 44-year-old a […]

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HUD accuses Facebook of Fair Housing Act violations

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) filed a complaint [PDF] against Facebook on Friday. HUD accuses the social media company of violating the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination in print and online advertisements on the basis of race, religion, physical ability, gender, and other attributes. The HUD complaint [read it here, PDF] […]

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Led by Ben Carson, Trump’s administration eliminates Obama-era rules to reduce housing segregation

Ben Carson and Donald Trump don’t care if people have access to fair housing. Remember when millions of us knew that it would be a bad idea to appoint a very awkward neurosurgeon with no government experience as the secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)? Remember how Donald Trump went ahead and did it anyway? Well, we were […]

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Ben Carson declared victory in East St. Louis, but it looks more like retreat and abandonment

Ben Carson When Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced that he was returning public housing in East St. Louis, Illinois, to local control, he said that once upon a time “the residents were at risk, and the future of our children was at risk,” but “not anymore.” Carson said this weeks after a young […]

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Ben Carson’s HUD to the residents of Cairo, Illinois: We’re done here. Get out.

Once a would-be metropolis, now only ‘barge work, a seed-oil processor, and a rice seed company’ remains. The history of Cairo, Illinois, is the history of violent and entrenched racism in the American midwest. Once a destination for fleeing slaves seeking refuge in the north, the town would remain forever-segregated, that segregation enforced via both […]

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Just wait until Trump’s supporters find out he wants to throw them under safety net cuts bus

Referring to the right-wing conspiracy theorist who hosts a popular radio show and the progressive consumer activists allied with Ralph Nader, who became a force in Democratic politics in the 1970s, he added: “Trust me, it’s not Alex Jones that’s driving things. It’s these guys — they are our version of ‘Nader’s Raiders.’” Well, guess […]

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Trump wants to restructure government to more effectively target the safety net

Mick Mulvaney Campaign Action Donald Trump is planning to restructure the entire federal government to more effectively hurt poor people. How do you hurt people through the structure of the government? By lumping safety net programs into a new department with the unpopular word “welfare” in its name—once you’ve formally redefined programs like the Supplemental Nutrition […]

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