The U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) is planning to conduct a cross-country bus tour designed to highlight the barriers that prevent the creation of affordable housing developments.
The “Driving Affordable Housing Across America
” tour will begin on Jan. 29 in Louisville, Ky., and run through June. HUD Secretary Ben Carson stated the bus tour is part his work as Chairman of the White House Council on Eliminating Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing.
“In our efforts to alleviate the unnecessary regulatory barriers to housing construction and development, it’s important that we get out into local communities and hear directly from our fellow citizens who are grappling with rising housing prices and learn more about best practices to address them,” said Carson. “Families, businesses and all levels of government have concerns about the rising cost of housing, and this is an opportunity to bring those parties to the table for a discussion about how we can work together to fix the problem.”