Ben Carson, Secretary , US Department of Housing and Urban Development
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
It has been a challenging year for Secretary Ben Carson as the Department of Housing and Urban Development continues to navigate the plethora of issues that come with the increasing demand for affordable housing. One of Carson’s new initiatives, EnVision Centers, was launched in December to help HUD-assisted households achieve self-sufficiency and transition from public housing into homeownership. Recently, Carson also announced a $2 billion grant for homeless programs across the country. The grants were extended to more than 7,000 local programs working on helping people move from the streets into shelters, and then to permanent housing.