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Carson Promises Funding for Housing in Infrastructure Bill

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By    |   Monday, 03 Apr 2017 03:32 PM

Despite being the head of a department slated for $6 billion in cuts, Housing and Urban Development director Ben Carson on Monday promised funding for low-income housing, The Washington Post reported.

Addressing the National Low Income Housing Coalition Conference, Carson assured the gathering that "no one is going to be thrown out on the street," the Post reported.

"The part that people are not hearing even though I've said it several times is that this administration considers housing a significant part of infrastructure in our country," the Post quoted Carson. "And as such, the infrastructure bill that's being worked on has a significant inclusion of housing in it."

President Donald Trump's proposed budget slashes $6 billion from HUD.

"There is no one — Section 811, 202 — no one is going to be thrown out on the street," the Post quoted Carson. "What would that accomplish? That doesn't make any sense and is certainly not going to happen while I'm around. We do have a responsibility."

Section 811, housing for people with disabilities, would be cut by 20 percent, and 202, housing for the elderly, cut by 10 percent, the Post reported.

However, Carson has previously said those cuts were preliminary.

"Starting numbers are rarely final numbers," Carson said March 10.

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