Ben Carson to Keynote MHI Congress & Expo

Ben Carson addresses the manufactured housing industry in Las Vegas in 2018.

HUD Sec. Ben Carson Makes Second Consecutive Speaking Appearance at MHI Congress & Expo

Ben Carson, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will give a special keynote address at the 2019 MHI Congress & Expo.

Carson will speak at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7. He has been a strong advocate for manufactured housing since his appointment as HUD secretary. Carson also delivered the keynote address at the 2018 Congress & Expo.

More Information on HUD Sec. Ben Carson

Carson is the 17th HUD Secretary with his swearing-in on March 2, 2017. For nearly 30 years, Carson served as director of pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, a position he assumed when he was 33 years old, becoming the youngest major division director in the hospital’s history.

He has received dozens of honors and awards in recognition of his achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. He also is a recipient of the Spingarn Medal, the highest honor bestowed by the NAACP.

The Manufactured Housing Institute has been working to create a more cooperative regulatory environment at HUD for manufactured housing and to ensure that Secretary Carson understands its position as a critical source of affordable housing for the nation.

The 2019 Congress & Expo runs May 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans.