The editorial claimed that HUD is attempting to “unravel” Obama-era fair housing rules. It is not. The editorial asserted that HUD is removing the words “inclusive” and “free from discrimination” from the agency’s mission. It is not. The editorial suggested my past statements on the role of government in our public life indicate a lack of commitment to fairness. They do not. HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities that are free from discrimination. My personal approach to this mission is simple: HUD will always be a force for fairness.
Benjamin S. Carson Sr., Washington
The writer is secretary of housing and urban development.