Impact of Proposed HUD Rent Increases on Western Mass.

Is your rent about to rise? If the Department of Housing and Urban Development gets its way, low-income tenants could pay about 20 percent more for their rent. Secretary Ben Carson has said the proposal will help people be more self-sufficient. But others disagree. Elton Ogden, President of Berkshire Housing Development Corporation, discussed what proposed HUD rent increases for the poor could mean for some people in western Mass.