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Ben Carson hails homelessness agency that Trump budget would eliminate

Alastair Gee

HUD Secretary Ben Carson lauded the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) while speaking before a Senate committee, praising its effectiveness. It is unclear whether or not, Carson knew that the Trump administration budget eliminates the federal homelessness agency altogether. According to researchers, without USICH, 250,000 people may lose housing assistance and 25,000 may become homeless. The budget proposal also envisions major cuts to the HUD funding, cuts that Carson has defended.