However, the former Republican candidate for president was praised on both sides of the aisle, for his promises to enforce fair housing practices.
Most housing and banking groups have supported Carson's nomination; however, Democrats and advocacy groups have questioned his lack of experience on housing issues and commitment to federal programs that support public housing for the poor.
"The National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP) congratulates Ben Carson on his Senate confirmation", said John Graff, chair of the NAGLREP Policy Committee, in a statement.
"Yes, I have serious, deep, profound concerns about Dr. Carson's inexperience to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development", wrote Democratic Sen. "Dr. Carson knows that removing regulatory barriers is a necessary component of any national housing policy and that housing is key to the long-term health of the USA economy".
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Residents near the scene in the Saeid region in Shabwa said the airstrike destroyed a house used by al-Qaida operatives. And a fourth targeted an Al-Qaeda position east of Shaqra in the southern province of Abyan, a security source said.
Carson is the 17th of 22 of Trump's Cabinet and Cabinet-level nominations to win Senate approval.
"He's never been disconnected from these inner cities and these people who live these lives", Williams said.
"We're going to do great things in our African-American communities", he added. "We look forward to working with Secretary Carson to meet these challenges head on".
During the election campaign, Trump vehemently attacked Ben Carson, telling him that he was a person with "very low energy" and launching harsh criticism against dubious data of his autobiography.
As Chairman of the subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, I have seen firsthand how the shortfalls of the prior HUD leadership have led to the appalling conditions that are an unfortunate reality for so many of our families who rely on our nation's federally funded public housing properties. "If properly done, it's a meaning that's as big as anything there is, and Ben will be able to find that true meaning and the true meaning of HUD as its Secretary", Trump said.
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