GOP Lawmakers Target HUD's Homeless Policy

A group of House Republican lawmakers asks HUD Secretary Ben Carson to end the department’s Housing First initiative, saying in a letter to Carson that the program launched by the Obama administration in 2014 penalizes homeless programs that refuse to stop drug-testing their clients. “This is one of the worst examples of Washington’s ‘we-know-better-than-you’ mentality and is just the kind of top-down mandates we need to get rid of,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) says in the June 13 letter co-signed by 22 other GOP lawmakers. Under Housing First, homeless people are given pe [...]

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6/23/17 6:15 PM

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