In response, Carson said he's partly qualified to run HUD because he was raised in an inner city.
Carson has not shared specific plans publicly for the department under his leadership. Homeownership helps build communities and build wealth for families, and we know that the policies set in Washington can make a real difference for individual Americans as they work to realize the dream of homeownership for themselves.
Beyond that, however, housing experts have found little clarity on how he would direct HUD.
"We're going to do great things in our African-American communities", he added.
In 1987, Carson became famous for pioneering surgery to separate twins joined at the back of the head. He coasted out of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs with unanimous support.
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In January, Warren, D-Mass., defended her original vote, saying she has "serious, deep, profound concerns" about Carson's inexperience. She defended her decision in a statement she posted on Facebook. "Dr. Carson's education, professional experience and basis of knowledge are wholly inadequate in these areas". But at his hearing, he committed to track and report on conflicts of interest at the agency. "Now it will have someone famous for spouting intolerance atop an agency charged with ensuring fair housing and helping Americans facing poverty and homelessness - including the 29 percent of transgender Americans living in poverty and the 23 percent who experienced housing discrimination in the a year ago", Keisling added. "There's a lot of good will in the private sector", said Carson.
"Can we count on Dr. Carson to keep those promises?"
"Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA, who received blowback from liberals for voting for Carson in committee, voted against his nomination today", Arnie says. "NAHB looks forward to working with Dr. Carson and his new team to ensure that housing is a national priority, to promote policies that will keep the housing industry moving forward and to provide affordable homeownership and rental opportunities for all Americans".
The soft-spoken Carson, the only black major-party candidate in the White House race, grew up poor.