U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson to Keynote April 8 in Las Vegas
For the third consecutive year, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will be the keynote speaker at the annual Congress and Expo organized by the Manufactured Housing Institute.
Carson, an outspoken proponent of manufactured housing since taking the cabinet leadership position three years ago, will make his remarks at MGM Grand at 9:45 a.m. on April 8, MHI announced.
The secretary was the keynote speaker for the event last year in New Orleans, as well as the previous year at The Paris hotel in Las Vegas.
“We’re extremely honored that Secretary Carson will be joining us for a third consecutive Congress and Expo. It’s been very exciting to see the progress HUD has made toward reducing regulatory barriers and elevating manufactured housing within the department under his administration,” MHI CEO Lesli Gooch said. “Secretary Carson has been a champion for our industry and has demonstrated a commitment to supporting initiatives that create more affordable housing.
“Whether he’s touring the country visiting manufacturing facilities on a bus or joining us for Congress and Expo, Secretary Carson has taken every opportunity to interact with and better understand our industry,” Gooch said. “We appreciate his efforts, involvement, and recognition of the potential solution manufactured housing presents to creating more quality, affordable housing opportunities across the country.”
More Information on HUD Secretary 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.
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 works to create an increasingly cooperative and productive regulatory environment for manufactured housing, working closely with Carson, HUD and other agencies and offices in Washington.
The 2020 Congress & Expo runs April 6-8 and is open for attendance by manufactured and modular housing professionals.