The Trump administration proposed cutting funding for Baltimore's central rat extermination program just prior to President Donald Trump's "rodent infested mess" rant against the city last month.
If Housing Secretary Ben Carson has his way, it will be virtually impossible to fight the unjustified policies that disproportionately bar people of color from obtaining housing.
Carson and HUD officials moved the news conference to a nearby alley after the Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ asked them to leave the premise.
HUD Secretary Ben Carson, a longtime Baltimore neurosurgeon, said President Donald Trump told him he's willing to work with Congressman Elijah Cummings to help "bring relief" to the city's poorest residents.
"It's the brain. I look at people, and I think about people at that level and not on a superficial basis," Ben Carson said when asked whether he felt "lonely" being the only African-American member of Trump's cabinet.
Can you "explain the disparity in REO rates. Do you know what an REO is?" Rep. Katie Porter (D-Cali.) asked Department of Housing and Urban Department (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson during a hearing on Tuesday. "An Oreo?" Carson responded.
"No, not an OREO. An REO. 'R-E-O,'" Representative Katie Porter told Carson.
Carson compared his HUD plan to flight attendants telling passengers to put on their oxygen masks before helping others.
Carson unveiled a proposal to help close a loophole that allows some people in the country illegally to live in government housing while poor Americans wait on lines for years.
Carson's daily schedule from 2017, obtained through a lawsuit and provided to NBC News, also shows that the Trump-appointed secretary only held senior staff meetings once a week.
"An agency can't just decide one day that it's not going to follow its own regulations," a plaintiff said.
"He's got good intentions but the wrong execution."
"You said you would enforce these laws, you haven't, and I think that's the scandal that should get you fired," Warren said.
The Housing and Urban Development Secretary said women are "not comfortable" sharing a shelter with "somebody who had a very different anatomy."
New documents show Steve Mnuchin took eight military flights "with no apparent justification," says government ethics advocates.
An aide later told "The New York Times" that Carson was referring to Russia.
Ben Carson has come under fire for an expensive makeover of his office.
Trump's budget proposal suggests major cuts to housing spending, food stamps and could put financial strain on low-income families.
"He's not here to help," said one of the many housing protesters who gathered at HUD Secretary Ben Carson's meeting with local housing leaders in Chicago.
Housing and homelessness were exacerbated by natural disasters and the affordability crisis in 2017.