The Trump administration’s proposed work requirements for welfare programs would help revamp a public housing system that has trapped many Americans in poverty for generations, Carson said in an interview with The Daily Signal.
“Right now, one of the things that has been very apparent to me as I’ve traveled around the country, and go to public housing sites, and meet people who have been there for 20, 30, 40, 50 years, who have intergenerational habitation there,” Carson said, “there’s really no effort being made to provide them a mechanism to get out of there and to become self-sufficient.”
Under Trump’s budget proposal for HUD, able-bodied adults getting rental assistance would be required to work at least 20 hours per week or attend job training or education classes. The requirement doesn’t include the elderly or disabled.
Under Trump’s plan for HUD, able people getting rental assistance would be required to work at least 20 hours a week or attend job training or education.