Ben Carson Plans to Raise Rent on Low-Income Families

From Apr. 2018

Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, Ben Carson, proposed raising rents for people living in public housing. This might be one of the cruelest moves yet - among many - by the Trump administration.

Ben Carson's proposal is nothing short of a slumlord move. This is an unconscionable proposition given the public housing in my district is quite literally falling apart, people are currently living in hazardous conditions.

I believe suitable housing is a human right. Carson should be should be focused on increasing federal funding for public housing, not squeezing the people struggling most to make ends meet.