Neil Sealy, the director of Arkansas Community Organizations says activists will gather at two public housing projects that U.S. Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson is planning to visit this morning.
Only one stop for Carson was publicized Monday by U.S. Rep. French Hill, who will be welcoming the secretary to Little Rock: Our House, the shelter for the working homeless on Roosevelt Road. But ACO says Carson will also visit Silver City Courts in North Little Rock at 8:30 a.m. and Parris Towers in Little Rock at 9 a.m.
I asked the Hill campaign yesterday whether Carson would be making other stops in the area on Tuesday, but the campaign demurred, saying only the Our House visit would be available to press.
Sealy wrote in an email
ACO and the Arkansas Poor People’s Campaign will gather at all three locations, but have a large turn out at Parris Towers at 18h and Broadway in Little Rock. Proposed changes to HUD’s policies, including an increase in rent and work requirements, will have a devastating impact on HUD tenants.