Dr. Ben Carson listened to questions from the media during an interview session between meetings in Cairo on Tuesday.Dr. Ben Carson, second from left, and Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman, third from left, arrived at the Shuemaker Building after touring the housing projects in Cairo.

U.S. HUD Secretary Ben Carson visits Cairo

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson visited Cairo on Tuesday, Aug. 8, in response to a public housing crisis which has been unfolding in the community.

Carson toured the Elmwood and McBride housing complexes, both of which have been deemed uninhabitable and are slated to be demolished.

After the tour, a private meeting with selected community members and a semi-public meeting at Cairo High School, open only to residents of McBride and Elmwood, took place.

Photos by Bobby Mayberry.

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