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Major policy shift at HUD

Goal is to increase overall development

HUD Secretary Ben Carson (Credit: The White House/Sipa USA/Newscom)

The Trump administration wants to shift HUD’s focus from integrating lower-income housing into wealthier neighborhoods in favor of increasing overall housing development, according to the WSJ.

Heard in the Nation’s Capital: HUD Secretary Ben Carson explained that he plans to use federal grants as leverage for communities to reconsider their restrictive zoning codes, which would allow for more housing development.

Sound Smart: Home construction is near 60-year lows… One of the reasons is that layers of regulations make development difficult and costly.

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