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HUD plans to change its mission statement

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is considering changing its mission statement to remove what it calls antidiscrimination language. HUD Secretary Ben Carson has been leading the charge and seeking to add in “self-sufficiency,” a major focus of his since taking the helm of HUD.

A draft being circulated of the new mission statement reads: 
“HUD’s mission is to ensure Americans have access to fair, affordable housing and opportunities to achieve self-sufficiency, thereby strengthening our communities and nation.”

The mission statement has not been made final yet, nor have any updates been made to it on HUD’s website. HUD’s current mission statement, which still appears on its website, is much longer and promises “strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all” and to make communities “free from discrimination.”

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