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Ben Carson
Detroit native. Husband. Father. Grandfather. Retired neurosurgeon. 17th Secretary of .
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For 230 years, the U.S. Coast Guard has been the front line of defense from foreign enemies and Mother Nature. Thank you to the brave men and women of the who guard our shores and keep us safe.
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Hemmer Reports Aug 3
MONDAY: discusses the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative which provides individuals leaving the foster care system with rent vouchers. Join at 3 PM ET on the Channel!
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Ben Carson Aug 1
Housing support means more than providing a place to live, it provides the security these young people need to succeed, and helps them grow the skills necessary to become self-sufficient adults. Young adults, like Demetrius, show that is an investment in America's future.
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Ben Carson Aug 1
This week wraps up the one year anniversary of the Foster Youth to Independence initiative. In just over one year we took an idea presented to us by former foster youth to help prevent homelessness for their community and we've implemented it, helping hundreds find housing.
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Ben Carson Jul 31
My summer reading series continues this week a special guest from the Brownsville Housing Authority, CEO Carla Mancha, who helps me read "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?" by Bill Martin Jr., in English and Spanish.
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Rep. Anthony Gonzalez Jul 30
Great to have at Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority this week to celebrate the 1yr anniversary of the Foster Youth Independence Initiative. FYI gives children aging out of foster care a safe place to live and pursue economic and education opportunities.
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Ben Carson Jul 30
My friend, , was a prolific businessman, a stalwart of conservative policies, and most importantly he was a loving husband and father. My prayers are with Gloria and his family as he rests in a better place. His humor and vigor for America will be missed.
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Ben Carson Jul 29
Thank you to the Foster Youth to Independence housing recipients, , , and ’s for joining me in Cleveland to celebrate the one year anniversary of FYI by discussing how we can help even more foster youth achieve their dreams.
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Ben Carson Jul 29
Replying to @SecretaryCarson
America works best when it works for all. Foster Youth to Independence shows that we are on the right path, & the stories shared by recipients prove that no matter the obstacles, no matter how difficult the beginnings, anyone can rise to their potential in the Land of the Free.
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Ben Carson Jul 29
21 Foster Youth to Independence housing vouchers have made their way to Ohio. We are not only changing the trajectory of the lives of these young people who received vouchers, but also of their children, and grandchildren.
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Ben Carson Jul 29
Replying to @SecretaryCarson
To date, 26 states have received funding for 680 individual vouchers, for a total of $5.6 million — all to help set young women and men aging out of foster care on the path to independence.
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Ben Carson Jul 29
This week marks one year since the launch of the FYI program and I am proud of the immense success we have achieved – in short order – providing for those who do not always have the means to provide for themselves.
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HUDgov Jul 29
"I was deeply honored to be able to meet with . His support was authentic, and he immediately started the process of moving forward to make FYI housing vouchers for foster youth a national reality."
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Ben Carson Jul 29
Replying to @HUDgov
Shortly after this meeting, launched the Foster Youth to Independence Initiative, a unique program offering housing vouchers to localities to award to foster youth so they can receive rental assistance when obtaining their first home in the private rental market.
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Ben Carson Jul 29
Replying to @HHSGov
. estimates that more than 20,000 young people age out of foster care each year and nearly 25% find themselves homeless within four years. In a country as great as ours, this is unacceptable, so we decided to fix it.
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Ben Carson Jul 29
Replying to @SecretaryCarson
Faced with homelessness, debt, abuse, and abandonment, these young people met obstacles head-on with determination, grit, and grace.
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Ben Carson Jul 29
Replying to @SecretaryCarson
Last year, I received a meeting request from a group of former foster youth, and it was one of the most eye-opening, productive, and inspiring meetings I have taken during my tenure as secretary.
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Ben Carson Jul 29
Replying to @SecretaryCarson
The thought of fellow Americans experiencing homelessness, extremely limited access to stable housing, employment uncertainty, limited education opportunities, and a daunting road to self-sufficiency should inspire us all to help our neighbors.
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Ben Carson Jul 29
Young adults aging out of foster care are often faced with realities not experienced by many young adults — or many Americans, for that matter.
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Ben Carson Jul 28
. made it unequivocally clear to his that one of our primary jobs was to till the federal regulatory landscape by weeding out obsolete regulations that stifle innovation or unnecessarily restrict rights. And, we are succeeding.
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