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February

Thursday, February 13, 2020
Secretary Ben Carson's Bus Tour Arrives in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today visited Los Angeles, California, as part of his "Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour."

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
Secretary Ben Carson Delivers Keynote Address at Schwarzenegger's Homelessness Summit

LOS ANGELES - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today visited Los Angeles, California, as part of his "Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour."

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Secretary Ben Carson's Bus Tour Arrives in Riverside for Faith and Public-Private Partnerships Discussion

RIVERSIDE - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today visited Riverside, California, as part of his "Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour."

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Secretary Ben Carson's Affordable Housing Bus Tour Arrives in San Diego

SAN DIEGO - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today visited San Diego, California, as part of his "Driving Affordable Housing Across America" Bus Tour.

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January

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Dr. Ben Carson, Town Hall at Clayton Manufacturing Plant Remarks

Thank you all for inviting me to join you this morning. This is my final stop on a two-day bus tour I've had the privilege to take across the Great American South. The focus of my travels has been to meet with local public officials, community leaders and industry representatives to see how we can work together to reduce regulatory barriers that drive up the cost of housing.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
During Bus Tour, Secretary Ben Carson Cuts Federal Barriers to Manufactured Housing

RUSSELLVILLE, AL - During a visit to Clayton Homes as part of the "Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour," U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson announced a final rule on formaldehyde emissions for manufactured homes, and a proposed rule to revise the federal Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards to expedite construction and update safety requirements for carbon monoxide detectors in manufactured housing.

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Thursday, January 30, 2020
Secretary Ben Carson Visits Tennessee During Affordable Housing Bus Tour

NASHVILLE, TN - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today visited Tennessee as part of his "Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour." Secretary Carson participated in an Affordable Housing Roundtable at the state capitol with Governor Bill Lee and community members to discuss regulatory barriers to affordable housing and innovative ways to increase the state's housing supply, particularly for Tennessee's most vulnerable populations.

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Wenesday, January 29, 2020
Dr. Ben Carson, Affordable Housing Roundtable with Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Remarks

I'm delighted to be in Nashville today to see the wonderful developments taking place in Music City. It's a privilege to meet the hard-working people and leaders who make this city so unique, and I'm especially grateful to Governor Lee for inviting me to join this important discussion.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Secretary Ben Carson Launches Affordable Housing Bus Tour in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, KY - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson today kicked off the "Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour" in Louisville, Kentucky, where he toured St. Cecilia Senior Housing Apartments, a public private partnership that provides affordable housing to a portion of Louisville's low-income, senior citizens. In addition to the tour, Secretary Carson participated in a roundtable with community members aimed at reducing regulatory barriers to affordable housing and innovative ways to create more affordable housing, particularly for Louisville's most vulnerable populations.

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Friday, January 24, 2020
HUD Secretary Ben Carson Announces Nationwide Bus Tour Focused on Affordable Housing

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced that the Department will lead a bus tour across the nation focused on removing barriers to affordable housing stock. The Driving Affordable Housing Across America tour will kick off in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday, January 29 and make stops in various local communities for events and discussions focused on the need for increased affordable housing.

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Volume 28, Number 3, 2019
The Case for Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Housing by Secretary Ben Carson

Housing affordability has become an increasingly popular topic within the media, primarily due to the impact it has on families' pocketbooks. In 2017, more than thirty-five million renter and owner households spent greater than thirty percent of their incomes on housing (ÔÇťcost-burdenedÔÇŁ), and more than eighteen million renter and owner households spent greater than half of their incomes (ÔÇťseverely cost-burdenedÔÇŁ).

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