Donald Trump’s housing department is trying to abolish anti-discrimination measures
President Donald Trump’s housing department is seeking to erase anti-discrimination phrases from the mission statement. The Department of Housing and Urban Development previously pledged to “build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination” and according to the new ruling the statement will focus on “fair, affordable housing and opportunities to achieve self-sufficiency”. Amy Thompson, the department’s assistant secretary for public affairs, said the update was proposed “in an effort to align HUD’s mission with the Secretary’s priorities and that of the Administration” and the organisation is flexible and changeable.“A mission statement describes an organisation’s purpose, what it intends to do, and whom it intends to serve. Most importantly, an organisation’s activities must be embodied in its mission,” she added.