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Ben Carson, who railed against safety net, chosen to lead housing agency that helps millions

Ben Carson, who railed against safety net, chosen to lead housing agency that helps millions

Advocates for low-income housing voiced concern Monday about President-elect Donald Trump's decision to tap Dr. Ben Carson, a retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who has little experience with housing policy, to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development,.

Carson, who railed against safety-net programs during his campaign for president this year, would inherit a Great Society-era department with a $48 billion budget that helps millions of Americans avoid homelessness. In Baltimore, about 27,000 families live in HUD-subsidized public housing or receive federal help to pay the rent.

Advocates in Maryland and elsewhere said they are hopeful for areas of...

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