Trump Taps Carson, Not Woodson, To Lead Housing and Urban Development
In late November, Youth Services Insider reported on the possibility that Robert Woodson, Sr., president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, would lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development for President-Elect Donald Trump. Woodson has worked at HUD before, is an advisor on poverty issues for Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), and has overseen the development of a successful violence prevention model.
Trump has instead elected to nominate Dr. Ben Carson, the neurosurgeon who ran against him in the Republican primaries, to lead HUD. Carson spent part of his childhood in Detroit public housing, but has no government experience. [For what it’s worth, YSI would not be surprised if Woodson still ends up playing a key role at HUD or elsewhere in the Trump administration.]