Carson touts skills aid for HUD recipients

Housing Secretary Ben Carson announced Wednesday the launch of a Housing and Urban Development program designed to help those receiving housing assistance, with the first “hub” located in Detroit.

The EnVision Center initiative will build hubs, with a combination of for-profit and nonprofit funding, that will serve as incubators for four key pillars, Carson said at the Great Future Gala at the Detroit Athletic Club.

Carson’s spokesman Raffi Williams did not immediately have information on the cost, or where the funding was coming from.

“Character and leadership, educational advancement, economic empowerment, and health and wellness are just the beginning of what will be offered at the hubs,” said Carson.

“We need to think differently about how we can empower Americans to climb the ladder of success,” said Carson. “The EnVision Center’s are designed to help people take the first few steps towards self-sufficiency.”

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