Ben Carson: Uproar over changing HUD mission statement language is 'nonsense'

Washington Examiner | 3/8/2018 | Diana Stancy Correll
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Thursday dismissed concerns about the agency changing the its mission statement to remove sections about building “communities free of discrimination."

In an email sent to staff, Carson said the department is still committed to fair and discrimination-free housing.

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“The Department’s mission statement has changed from time to time to capture the dynamic nature of our work. It changed in 2003 and again in 2010. Now, in 2018, we are considering another change to our mission statement and are seeking comments and ideas from our senior staff,” Carson wrote in the email “But the notion that any new mission statement would reflect a lack of commitment to fair housing is nonsense.”

Carson said he agrees “with every word” of the current mission statement, but finds it a “bit wordy," according to the Huffington Post.

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The email comes after the Huffington Post reported that Amy Thompson, the...
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