|HUD No. 20-011
January 24, 2020
HUD SECRETARY BEN CARSON ANNOUNCES NATIONWIDE BUS TOUR FOCUSED ON AFFORDABLE HOUSING
Listening tour will highlight work of the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing
WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today announced a nationwide bus tour focused on removing barriers to affordable housing stock. The "Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour" will kick off in Louisville, Kentucky on Wednesday, January 29, and make stops in various communities for events and discussions on the affordable housing needs.
"In our efforts to alleviate the unnecessary regulatory barriers to housing construction and development, it's important that we get out into local communities and hear directly from our fellow citizens who are grappling with rising housing prices and learn more about best practices to address them," said Secretary Carson. "Families, businesses, nonprofits, and community leaders all have concerns about the rising cost of housing and this bus tour is an opportunity to bring everyone to discuss how we can fix the problem."
The "Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour" is a part of the work Secretary Carson is undertaking as the Chair of the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing established (www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/06/28/2019-14016/establishing-a-white-house-council-on-eliminating-regulatory-barriers-to-affordable-housing) in June 2019. The Council's eight Federal member agencies are engaging with governments at all levels-State, local, and Tribal-and private-sector and non-profit stakeholders on ways to increase our country's housing supply so more Americans have access to affordable housing.
Secretary Carson's "Driving Affordable Housing Across America Bus Tour" will run through June 2020. For more information on Council's work and tour locations, please visit www.hud.gov/drivingaffordablehousing or follow along via social media using #DrivingAffordableHousing.
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