HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business.
So a doctor who professed to have no government experience, never run a federal agency and who publicly stated, "The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency" is now in charge of a Federal agency with over 8,500 employees and oversees a $48.5 Billion dollar budget, of which only 7.3 Billion is mandatory spending. This position is responsible for Public and Indian Housing; Community Planning and Development and other Housing Programs.
In the past Carson criticized a Section 8 housing program. In case you don't understand it, Section 8 is the difference for many families and veterans being housed or being homeless. None-the-less Carson said this:
“This is what you see in communist countries, where they have so many regulations encircling every aspect of your life that if you don’t agree with them, all they have to do is pull the noose.” — Interview with Jan Mickelson, an Iowa radio talk show host, on June 10, 2015.
In other places he compared Federal Housing program regulations with "social engineering" and stated the utterly naive
“poverty is really more of a choice than anything else,”
Now I know that there are Spectrum readers who may actually be poor and receive assistance from HUD. I am sure it feels like compassionate christianity to be told you are choosing to be poor... and must be great to know that your rent subsidy is in the hands of someone with the world view that poverty is your own fault.
Then again, look at the bright side. maybe he might trade housing vouchers for tuition assistance to Trump University.