Fair-Housing Advocates Sue HUD Chief Ben Carson

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks at the National Press Club in Northwest D.C. on Oct. 9. Photo by Nancy Shia
Ben Carson (Photo by Nancy Shia)

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is being sued by three groups of fair-housing advocates over suspension of an Obama-era rule that mandated communities to draft plans to desegregate or risk losing federal dollars.

The lawsuit, filed late Monday, accuses Carson — who in a 2015 op-ed criticized federal government efforts to desegregate neighborhoods across the country as “failed socialist experiments” — of violating fair housing standards.

The groups claim Carson unlawfully suspended the rule by not providing proper public notice or a chance for public comment

 

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