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THE GREENSBORO TIMES


Ben Carson Continues To Destroy HUD By Removing Anti-Discrimination Language From Mission Statement BY PARKER RILEY


Under the guidance of Carson, HUD will have a new mission


statement. HUD’s previous statement read, “HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes; utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination, and transform the way HUD does business.” Words like “inclusive” and “free from discrimination” are crucial in understanding the needs of people who are marginalized and disenfranchised, not not for the former doctor.


Now, as the Huffington Post reports, a March 5 memo


claimed the mission statement is being updated, “in an effort to align HUD’s mission with the Secretary’s priorities and that of the Administration.” The “secretary” is Ben Carson so maybe this is the one thing for which he can take complete accountability. 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.” All of the anti-discrimination language has been removed from the new mission statement.


We all know Carson has made problematic comments when


Ben Carson isn’t going to leave HUD until he has completely ruined the lives of people who are in need of the department’s services. The doctor’s latest stunt is even more proof he is seriously unqualified to be HUD’s secretary.


it comes to discrimination. This is the same person who said poor people are too comfortable in poverty and “a comfortable setting that would make somebody want to say: ‘I’ll just stay here. They will take care of me.’” He also against affirmative action and doesn’t believe taxpaying American citizens, who happen to be LGBTQ, should marry.


For Carson, who is obsessed with Christianity (he has a picture of himself and Christ in his house), his behavior is far from Christ- like.


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Comments Welcomed on the City of Greensboro Fiscal Year 2018-2019


Annual Action Plan for Federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Funding


The public is invited to offer comments to the Greensboro Planning Board at its March 21 meeting as the city develops the FY 2018/19 application for federal Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) funding. The Planning Board will conduct the Annual Plan public hearing during the meeting on: Wednesday March 21, 2018, 4:00 pm City Council Chambers


Melvin Municipal Office Building 300 West Washington Street


The Annual Action Plan is considered the funding application for HUD funding and outlines how the City will use anticipated Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) funds, and Home Investment Partnership Act (HOME) funds to address needs in Greensboro and in neighboring HOME Consortium member jurisdictions. The Action Plan will include programs and projects proposed for the program year that runs July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019. The City of Greensboro will submit the FY 18/19 Annual Plan to HUD on or before May 15, 2018.


The draft 2018-2019 Annual Action Plan will be available for public review on March 6, 2018 at: www.greensboro-nc.gov/AnnualPlan. Please call 336-373-2349 to obtain a hard copy.


Persons unable to attend the public hearing may submit written and/or verbal comments by 5:00 pm on Monday March 19 to: charla.gaskins@greensboro-nc.gov; 336-373-2761.


Persons requiring an interpreter or other services in order to participate in this public process should contact Linda Kirkman, Neighborhood Development Department 373-2349 (voice). Servicios de traducción disponibles en español. (Translation services available in Spanish.)


MINORITY AND WOMEN’S BUSINESS ENTERPRISE SUBCONTRACTORS WANTED TO BID


Crowder Construction Company is preparing a bid for Muddy Creek and Archie Elledge WWTPs Phase II Rehabilitation Project. We are soliciting in Winston-Salem, NC, and surrounding


subcontractors for the following: SCOPES of WORK (including, but not limited to):


Erosion Control, Selective Demolition, Concrete Sawcutting,


Hauling, Asphalt Paving, Concrete, Rebar, Masonry, Misc Metals, Roofing, Doors & Windows, Coatings, Process Pipe, Pipe Insulation, Plumbing, HVAC, and Electrical.


Quotes Due: Friday, March 16, 2018 @ close of business


Historically Underutilized Businesses including Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises and all others are encouraged to participate. Bid Proposals will be received at the following address:


Crowder Construction Company 1111 Burma Drive


Apex, North Carolina 27539 Telephone: (919) 367-2019 Fax: (919) 367-2097


Contact: Christina Jahrling / Email: CJahrling@crowderusa.com


We request M/WBE companies include a copy of their certificate with their quote. Complete plans and specifications may be viewed at Crowder Construction Company at the address listed above. Contact us at the above phone number for a list of other locations where plans are available.


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