On the heels of President-elect Donald Trump nominating Dr. Ben Carson this week as the next Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary, the National Association of Home Builders issued the following statement:
Dr. Ben Carson, HUD secretary nominee
"NAHB congratulates Dr. Carson on his nomination as HUD secretary. He is a thoughtful leader who is sure to assemble a professional team of policy experts and be a great spokesperson for housing. Upon his confirmation to the Cabinet post, NAHB looks forward to working with Dr. Carson to promote pro-housing policies that support homeownership, provide rental housing opportunities for low- and middle-income households, and remove regulatory barriers that are needlessly raising housing costs for hard-working American families", commented Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
David H. Stevens, President and CEO of the Mortgage Bankers Association also issued the following statement today:
"On behalf of the MBA I want to congratulate Dr. Ben Carson on being chosen to be nominated as the Secretary of HUD. Housing is one of the largest contributors to the health and success of the overall economy, and as such we must continue to recognize its significance. MBA looks forward to working with Dr. Carson in helping to build out a well-rounded team of housing experts, with a deep technical understanding of the issues, at HUD, FHA and Ginnie Mae. MBA wishes Dr. Carson and the rest of the administration success as they get ready to embark upon these next four years."