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64 | TH E M R EP O RT FINAL THOUGHTS Addressing the State of Housing If you want to know how the market and greater economy is faring, simply peek below at a sampling of commentary that made headlines this month. From U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Dr. Ben Carson taking a stand against homelessness to renowned economist Dr. Robert Shiller espousing on bitcoin, these notable names are making their opinions known. "It should." HUD Secretary DR. BEN CARSON whether addressing homelessness is making Americans uncomfortable. "It's terrible news." GUSTAVO VELASQUEZ, former Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity at HUD, on the department's decision to suspend Fair-Housing Rule requirements from going into effect until 2020. "only viable option" Breitbart News on mobile homes being the only affordable housing option for many San Francisco residents. "indispensable advisor" REP. JEB HENSARLING (R-TX) on longtime aide Kirsten Sutton Mork named Chief of Staff at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in January. " It seems like … the housing bubble all over again." DR. ROBERT SHILLER on bitcoin.

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