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Details lacking: Housing head in L.A., addresses homelessness

The Trump administration continued to show an interest in California’s homeless crisis but offered little in the way of help or specific solutions as the secretary of Housing and Urban …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Housing Secretary Ben Carson praises Spokane’s housing, job training center in visit Tuesday

Opened in April, the Spokane Resource Center is one of 18 locations nationwide that are part of Carson’s signature “EnVision Center” program. The Housing Secretary, one of few Trump cabinet …

HUD Secretary Ben Carson says he intends to leave his post at end of Trump’s first term

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson says he intends to leave his post at the end of President Trump’s first term.

Ben Carson: We won’t allow forgotten Americans to be left behind

The nation’s unemployment rate is at a 49-year low, wages are on the rise, and last year, the official poverty rate fell from 12.7 percent to 12.3 percent, with even …

In the city that claims him, Ben Carson falls from grace

Ben Carson’s story of climbing out of poverty to become a world-renowned surgeon was once ubiquitous in Baltimore, where Carson made his name. But his role in the Trump administration …

UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018

Spokane picked by HUD for initiative aimed at helping the poor off federal aid

Spokane will be one of the first cities to implement a new initiative aimed at helping the poor off federal assistance.

Groups sue Ben Carson over delay of anti-segregation rule

A group of advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the Department of Housing and Urban Development and its secretary, Ben Carson, over his decision to delay an Obama-era rule …

Once obscure HUD office faces intense lobbying over manufactured housing rules

The Office of Manufactured Housing in the Department of Housing and Urban Development has been thrust into the spotlight as trade groups mount an unusually intense lobbying effort, seeking to …

Dana Milbank: Trump’s chaotic leadership drives people to the exits

Whom the gods would destroy, they first make toil for Donald Trump. Jeff Sessions had been a four-term U.S. senator, had served as the top Republican on important committees and …

HUD: Carson asks agency to cancel $31k dining set

A spokesman for the Department of Housing and Urban Development says Secretary Ben Carson has asked to cancel an order for an expensive dining set that prompted outrage earlier this …

2 top U.S. officials pledge more help for Puerto Rico

Two U.S. Cabinet secretaries visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday and promised to speed up recovery efforts and increase federal assistance for an island struggling nearly three months after Hurricane Maria.

Ruth Marcus: Just one week shows something isn’t right

Greg Gianforte’s attack is simply a well-documented illustration of this larger ill. The events of a single week serve to underscore the gravity of the malady.

Ben Carson calls poverty ‘a state of mind’ during interview

In an interview released Wednesday, Housing Secretary Ben Carson said that a “certain mind-set” contributes to people living in poverty, pointing to habits and a “state of mind” children take …

HUD could face steep cuts, but Carson says numbers early

WASHINGTON – Housing Secretary Ben Carson sought Thursday to reassure his agency that budget cuts may not be as steep as some fear, even as housing advocates and others brace …

Plan would cut HUD’s budget by $6 billion

The Trump administration has considered more than $6 billion in cuts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, according to preliminary budget documents obtained by the Washington Post.

UPDATED: Thu., March 2, 2017

Senate confirms Carson, Perry for housing, energy posts

Two of President Donald Trump’s former rivals for the GOP White House nomination won Senate confirmation Thursday to join his administration.

Trump criticizes ‘fake news’ as he marks African American History Month

President Donald Trump teed off on the media Wednesday during an event held to mark African American History Month, calling CNN “fake news” and once again decrying a false report …

Ben Carson’s nomination to lead HUD advances to full Senate vote

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson’s nomination to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development was advanced by committee Tuesday, moving to the entire Senate for a vote.

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 12, 2017

Carson questioned about housing views, experience

Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his experience and credentials Thursday to serve as the nation’s new housing secretary, turning to his life story to show that he understands …

Ben Carson pushes increased private-sector role in HUD programs

Ben Carson on Thursday detailed his vision for the Department of Housing and Urban Development: One that integrates government assistance programs with “holistic” solutions and greater involvement of businesses and …

Republican plans to quickly confirm Trump nominees are upended

WASHINGTON – Republican plans to quickly confirm Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees were upended Tuesday amid Democratic pressure to slow down the examination of picks. The Senate Intelligence Committee announced early …

No experience needed: Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary

Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of …

Trump taps former campaign rival Carson as housing secretary

President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of …

Trump ‘seriously considering’ Ben Carson for HUD

President-elect Donald Trump says he is “seriously considering” retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Kathleen Parker: Pivot to Trump can’t mask shame

Nothing makes Trump more acceptable today than yesterday or last week - or six months ago.

Ben Carson backs Donald Trump, a ‘very intelligent man’

Ben Carson threw his support behind Donald Trump’s presidential campaign Friday, calling the Republican front-runner a “very intelligent man that cares deeply about America.”

GOP’s Ben Carson spent heavily on consultants, lightly on campaigning

Ben Carson ran for president, and his consultants won. The political newcomer who said this week he sees “no path” to the Republican nomination raised more money than any

GOP candidate Ben Carson could be calling end to his campaign

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is effectively ending his campaign after a poor finish across the Super Tuesday primaries.

UPDATED: Wed., March 2, 2016

AP News Guide: Big Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton wins, no shocks

WASHINGTON – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump scored delegate-rich Super Tuesday victories across the South and beyond as they bid for clear sailing in a tempest-tossed campaign for …

UPDATED: Wed., March 2, 2016

Exit poll: Hillary Clinton expands base, Donald Trump sells outsider image

Hillary Clinton held on to older people and ate into Bernie Sanders’ support among the 30-to-44 crowd on Super Tuesday as her rival claimed a clear advantage with only one …