Does Carson @HUD Open a Door?

President-election Donald Trump’s decision to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development raises concerns and, perhaps, an opportunity.

Within the CDFI community, community development practice generally, and beyond, there is growing emphasis on linking community development outcomes and social determinants of health. Does this create a pathway to open conversations with the new Administration?

Update: The media coverage of the Carson nomination ranges from astonishment to business-as-usual. This story from the Washington Post (in my case, via the Philadelphia Inquirer) offers thoughtful analysis.

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