Poor Communities In Delaware and Other Cities Worried About Ben Carson


    Nearly half of all people looking to buy new homes (48%) are searching for properties that have never been lived in. Unfortunately, in many poor areas of the country, buyers don’t have that luxury.

    According to Afro, hundreds of people from Delaware, Florida, California, and other states recently marched together to protest in front of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and lead HUD secretary, Ben Carson.

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren took the stage in front of the protestors and explained that the purpose of the march was to support families who are just scraping by financially each month.

    “That is why we are here to say no, to cuts for housing, no cuts for city councils trying to help families, and no cuts for housing for seniors and those with disabilities,” said Warren. “Any member of Congress who votes [yes] to cuts that make people lose their homes, then those members of congress ought to lose their offices.”

    Most tenants across the country have five days to pay overdue rent before their landlords can file for eviction, but high rent prices are causing more and more tenants to have to find residency elsewhere.

    “We have three to four times as many people who need affordable housing as we’re able to provide,” said Carson in an interview with Politico. “Maybe it’s time for us to stop and take a deep breath, look at what has been the most effective, and maybe analyze those things that have not been particularly effective.”

    Although the housing battle in Delaware and across the country continues, Delaware Governor John Carney is using his vetoing power (for the first time) to help ensure that poor children within the communities have access to quality educational programs.

    “At risk students across our state, but especially in the City of Wilmington, are not getting the education they deserve,” said Carney. “For too long these students have attended schools that are not meeting their needs. This is a serious issue that is much larger than this bill.”

    Tracey Harris, a resident of Pittsburgh and housing advocate also spoke in front of the marchers in July to protest Ben Carson.

    “There is a mass movement to displace half of the law-abiding, taxpaying citizens of this country by raising rents or instituting new housing rules,” Harris said. “We have to fight back, and keep fighting.”