Dr. Ben Carson tours Westlawn property on Milwaukee's north side

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A call for unity and cooperation from America's Housing and Urban Development secretary -- Dr. Ben Carson was in Milwaukee Monday, Sept. 28, to tour the Westlawn property on the north side.

He announced a rule change designed to encourage hiring for low-income people.

But during his remarks, Carson also spoke more generally about the need for all levels of government to work together with businesses, nonprofits and faith-based communities.

"That really defines the future of our country," Dr. Carson said. "Are we gonna fight each other or are we gonna work together to actually improve the situation and the lot of all of our people?"

Dr. Carson, who ran for president in 2016, has served as HUD secretary since 2017.

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