U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson was named the chairperson of the White House Opportunity and Revitalization Council that was established through an Executive Order signed by President Donald Trump on Wednesday.
The council, which will consist of 13 federal member agencies will engage with governments at all levels on ways to more effectively use taxpayer dollars to revitalize low-income communities.
“With the creation of today’s council, the resources of the whole federal government will be leveraged to rebuild low-income and impoverished neighborhoods that have been ignored by Washington in years past,” President Trump said while signing the Executive Order to create this council. “Our goal is to ensure that America’s great new prosperity is broadly shared by all of our citizens.”
“Creation of the Opportunity and Revitalization Council underscores the public-private commitment to the success of revitalizing communities in Opportunity Zones across the country.”