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Carson is bringing new life to a program known as Section 3, which creates local jobs when agency money is spent on a project.

“It’s been largely ignored because people say we don’t have local people who know how to weld or have plumbing skills,” Carson said.

“That is true. However, we do have a brain, which means we have the ability to think ahead. We know well more than a year ahead of time when we’re going to start a major project. Why not go in and train people in that area at that time so they’re ready?”

“We’re moving away from the concept of just housing people to the concept of developing people,” Carson said.


Apparently it DOES take a brain surgeon to fix some of our governments problems. Teaching people useful skills is one of the best ways to help elevate people and get them out of poverty. Glad Carson got picked ad secretary of HUD especially since he grew up on HUD and knows more about it than most politicians.
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I thought he was teaching "people skills," as in how to be polite and give good customer service.... LOLOL
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Ben Carson (secretary of HUD) focusing on teaching people skills



I thought he was teaching "people skills," as in how to be polite and give good customer service.... LOLOL


Lol well those are important too.
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Carson is bringing new life to a program known as Section 3, which creates local jobs when agency money is spent on a project.

“It’s been largely ignored because people say we don’t have local people who know how to weld or have plumbing skills,” Carson said.

“That is true. However, we do have a brain, which means we have the ability to think ahead. We know well more than a year ahead of time when we’re going to start a major project. Why not go in and train people in that area at that time so they’re ready?”

“We’re moving away from the concept of just housing people to the concept of developing people,” Carson said.


Apparently it DOES take a brain surgeon to fix some of our governments problems. Teaching people useful skills is one of the best ways to help elevate people and get them out of poverty. Glad Carson got picked ad secretary of HUD especially since he grew up on HUD and knows more about it than most politicians.


Here's a link to a news report about it.

http://www.newsmax.com/Newsmax-Tv/ben-carson-hud-builders-hire/2017/04/20/id/785537/


"We're going to put much more emphasis on Section 3, which requires HUD builders to use low-income residents as employees during the construction of these various developments and in the redevelopment of places," Carson, 65, who took over the Department of Housing and Urban Development last month, told "The Joe Pags Show" in an interview.

"It's largely ignored right now," he said of the program, enacted in 1968 under the Johnson administration. "We're going to change that by emphasizing it in a different way and incentivizing people to use it.

"Most major construction and reconstruction projects are known about well more than a year in advance," Carson explained. "If you know that already, why not prepare the people, begin to train the people, ahead of time — so that when you're ready to do it, you have the workforce that’s necessary?

"If you give them those skills, you're giving them something that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives.

"It's not how many people we can get into public housing," Carson said. "It's how many people we can get out of it."
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