Carson is the 17th of 22 of Trump's Cabinet and Cabinet-level nominations to win Senate approval.
President Trump offered some vague goals during a tour with Carson at the National Museum of African American History and Culture. When he announced he was dropping out of the race last March, Carson told the crowd: "I will still continue to be heavily involved in trying to save our nation".
Dr. Ben Carson makes way into Trump's cabinet. We need someone to take over who will help bring a fresh perspective to a government agency in desperate need of innovative change, and that is why I voted to support Dr.
"MBA applauds the full Senate for confirming Dr. Carson as the next HUD Secretary", said Stevens, a former commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration.
The urgency to fill the position is extra important given that HUD is quickly becoming a hot topic for discussion under the current administration, with one of Trump's first orders of business falling under the housing department.
Ben Carson arrives for the presidential inaugural parade in front of the White House on January 20. "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". As the new head of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Mr. Carson will be handling an annual budget of around $47 billion after having received a bipartisan support from the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.
"Of course I would enforce all the laws of the land, and I believe that all Americans, regardless of any of the things you mentioned, should be protected by the law", Carson said at the time. HUD does, however, include protections for LGBT people under the 2012 Equal Access Rule, which applies to housing providers who receive HUD funding. We don't' want it to be a way of life. Joe Manchin from West Virginia, who said he thinks Carson will represent the rural areas just as well as urban ones.
He also said he'd like to see more partnerships with the private sector and religious groups. "I want to work on those programs and I want to study those programs that are working so we can multiply them across the country".