Congressman Meeks’ Statement on HUD-Nominee Ben Carson
Washington, D.C. – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Senior Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released the following statement on President-elect Trump’s nomination of Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):
“As a product of public housing, I understand the important role HUD plays in improving the quality of living for Americans through affordable housing. I take HUD’s mission very seriously. By providing public housing, assisting middle class families with mortgage financing, preventing lending discrimination, and so much more, the Department’s programs are essential to the development of urban communities like the one I represent. Unfortunately, Dr. Carson’s past statements on housing have not been consistent with the Congressional intent behind many of HUD’s programs.
“Most concerning, Dr. Carson has lambasted the Department’s fair lending mission, calling our civil rights laws ‘mandated social-engineering schemes.’ I urge my Senate colleagues to vigorously question Dr. Carson on his views on fair lending and equal access to affordable housing.”
Source: Congressman Gregory W. Meeks