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HUD Secretary Ben Carson tours tribal pueblo in New Mexico

August 1, 2018

SAN FELIPE PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — A tribal leader in New Mexico says U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s visit to his community offered a chance to show the Trump administration official the need for funding and services.

Carson toured a low-income housing development at San Felipe Pueblo, north of Albuquerque on Tuesday with tribal leaders. The Albuquerque Journal reports the tour was closed to the press.

San Felipe Pueblo Gov. Anthony Ortiz says the area that the group toured doesn’t have the capacity to serve the level of need for housing within his community.

A spokesman for Carson says the visit marked his second to a tribal community since he became HUD secretary in 2017.

HUD administers a federal block grant program established to provide housing assistance to Native Americans.

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