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Carson’s HUD Nom Adds To Fair Housing Advocates' Worries

Law360, New York (December 5, 2016, 6:51 PM EST) -- President-elect Donald Trump’s choice of Ben Carson to lead the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development added to fears that the incoming administration would pull back from the aggressive enforcement of fair housing laws that marked President Barack Obama’s term, experts said.

The tapping of Carson on Monday to lead HUD despite a lack of any relevant experience in the housing sector came after Trump named Steven Mnuchin to lead the U.S. Department of the Treasury amid concerns that the bank for which he served as chairman engaged in rampant foreclosure abuses. Trump has also nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.,...

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