HUD Secretary Ben Carson said he intends to leave his Cabinet post at the end of President Trump’s first term.
In an interview with Newsmax TV, Carson said he would “finish out this term,” adding that “I would be interested in returning to the private sector because I think you have just as much influence, maybe more, there.”
NAHB has developed a good working relationship with Carson, and the secretary recently addressed the NAHB Board of Directors two weeks ago in Las Vegas. He discussed how the government and home builders can work together to tackle the nation’s affordability crisis. He also stressed the importance of reducing regulatory costs.
NAHB continues to work with Carson on a number of housing-related issues, including enhancing the Low Income Housing Tax Credit with FHA multifamily mortgage insurance programs and using opportunity zones to expand the production of affordable housing.