Carson Statement: President Trump Signs Executive Order to Reduce Poverty and Promote Economic Mobility

(Washington, D.C., April 10, 2018) - U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson today applauded President Donald J. Trump’s Executive Order (EO), titled “Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility,” which calls for empowering Americans to achieve self-sufficiency:

“The Trump Administration is committed to empowering all Americans to achieve self-sufficiency. At HUD, we’re working hand in glove with public and private-sector partners to provide job opportunities through our Section 3 and Moving to Work programs. Housing assistance can mean more than simply putting a roof over someone’s head. We can create avenues to employment and economic mobility, which is good for those HUD serves and taxpayers.”