Confirmation Hearing Scheduled for HUD Nominee Dr. Ben Carson

Dr. Ben Carson, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead HUD, will go before the Senate Banking Committee for his confirmation hearing on Thursday, January 12 at 10:00 am ET.

Little is known about Dr. Carson’s perspective on housing issues beyond one article he wrote opposing the Obama administration’s efforts to provide states and communities with data, tools, and guidance to meet their obligations to affirmatively further fair housing under the Fair Housing Act of 1968.

NLIHC encourages senators on the Banking Committee to use the confirmation hearing as an opportunity to ask Dr. Carson about his views on the role of government in addressing poverty, his commitment to enforcing fair housing laws, and his top priorities for HUD, if confirmed. A list of NLIHC’s top 10 questions for Dr. Carson’s confirmation hearing is available below.

NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel released a statement on President-elect Trump’s appointment of Dr. Carson in November, noting that it was “surprising and concerning, given his lack of experience with or knowledge of the programs he would oversee.”

See NLIHC’s Top 10 Questions for Dr. Ben Carson at:

See NLIHC President and CEO Diane Yentel’s press statement at: