Ben Carson Says HUD Is Investigating Religious Discrimination, Bible Removal Claims At Housing Complex

Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development, said the department is investigating a complaint against the owner and manager of senior apartments in Oklahoma for violating the Fair Housing Act by removing Bibles and other religious literature from their common areas.

Wilhoit Properties, which manages the apartments and assisted-living homes owned by Vintage Housing, was accused of sending an email to their 116 assisted living facilities asking the managers to remove Bibles and Christian literature from their libraries located in the common areas that were shared by all residents, Sapulpa Times reported in March. A resident at the Carriage Crossing apartment complex sent a letter to Carson about the removal of Bibles and other Christian material. HUD says if its investigation results in a determination that reasonable cause exists that there has been a violation of the Fair Housing Act, it can file a charge of discrimination.

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