U.S. Housing Chief Ben Carson Urges California To Work With Feds On Homelessness Crisis, Draws Skepticism

Thursday, February 13, 2020

U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Thursday urged California leaders to work with the Trump administration to solve the state’s growing homelessness crisis, drawing skepticism from some attendees at a forum in Los Angeles. 

“This is the can-do nation. We’ve overcome much more difficult problems than this. But when we have overcome them, we have overcome them together,” said Carson at the event held at the University of Southern California. The forum was hosted by the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, with the goal of examining solutions to the crisis.