For years, New York City has claimed that only 19 children living in New York City Public Housing (NYCHA) in the last decade have registered for high lead levels in their blood. The number was considered by some advocates and the press to be dubious, especially given recent revelations that the city had fudged lead…
During a press conference in Detroit on Thursday, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson appeared to back off from a controversial plan that would have raised rent among the poorest Americans.
Eight years after learning that her daughter had tested positive for dangerous levels of lead—the result of living for years in lead-tainted public housing—Tiesha Jones has finally received some measure of justice.
Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of housing and urban development, said in an interview released Wednesday that poverty is a “state of mind” children learn from their parents, and that a “certain mindset” contributes to people living in poverty.
A new federal rule announced Wednesday will ban smoking in all public housing residences nationwide.