UNITED STATES—The Trump administration is making strides to benefit the Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the homeless.
One month following President Trump’s Executive Order to enhance America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Trump signed orders to increase federal funding to HBCU’s and signed legislation adding more than $100 million in scholarships and research.
“We are lifting up the forgotten communities, creating exciting new opportunities, and helping every American find their path to the American dream,” said President Trump during the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington D.C.
He instructed agencies across the administration to develop plans to enhance support for the schools.
Dr. Ben Carson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, spoke with Laura Ingraham of Fox News on Tuesday, September 10 regarding President Trump’s push to renew urban America. He spoke about homelessness in regions with a lot of regulatory barriers calling California a poster child for that.
“The President is very passionate about doing something about the homeless crisis,” said Carson. He noted that the administration would work with the local government.
Ingraham inquired, “Even in places that don’t support the President, didn’t vote for him, and won’t vote for him?”
Carson’s response, “He looks at these people and realizes they are American citizens, and we have the responsibility to take care of them.”
Ingraham noted the willingness of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to work with the administration.
“$1.75 billion is in their budget,” Ingraham asked, “Are you seriously going to pour more money into this?”
“That’s the definition of craziness, doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result,” said Carson as he discussed finding the root of the problem and removing barriers.
Carson indicated one of the first executive orders signed was to transfer the council of HBCU’s back to The White House.