HUD Secretary Wants Consultation with Tribes on Indian Housing

The new Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development is placing a priority on consultation with tribes on the Indian housing programs he administers.

Dr. Ben Carson says tribal sovereignty is “one of the reasons to make sure there is no ‘top down’ policy” at HUD. “We want things to be done in consultation.”

Carson, who is traveling to Indian country for the first time today, August 21 on a listening tour, also is suggesting that proposed cuts to federal Indian housing programs like the Indian Housing Block Grant (IHBG) aren’t set in stone.

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