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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Avoids Housing Advocates, Media In Chicago

U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson avoided protesters and the media on his visit to Chicago on Monday. Carson, a pediatric surgeon and Trump appointee, spent the morning speaking with staff at the Chicago office for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

Fair housing advocates hoped — but failed — to confront him with concerns that HUD recently delayed an Obama-era rule to require municipalities to get serious about desegregating housing. 

Carson also cancelled a scheduled media appearance in the afternoon.

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