Senator Warren Sends Letter to HUD Nominee Carson Asking about His Priorities

Prior to the Senate Banking Committee’s hearing on Dr. Ben Carson’s nomination to serve as HUD secretary, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent Dr. Carson a letter asking about his priorities for the department if confirmed. The letter included an extensive list of detailed questions regarding existing federal housing policies and challenges, enforcement of the Fair Housing Act, HUD’s response to natural disasters and climate change, and how Dr. Carson plans to manage and make changes at the department.

In the letter Ms. Warren writes, “HUD helps provide housing and other critically important services to millions of families across the country, including tens of thousands of families in Massachusetts. For many Americans – including children, seniors, and veterans – HUD programs are the difference between life in a safe, stable home and life on the street. Leading this agency is an incredible opportunity – and an awesome responsibility. Although you have many accomplishments in the medical field, there is relatively little in the public record that reveals how you would further HUD’s mission to ‘create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.’”

Read Senator Warren’s letter at: