Spokane, Washington (CNN) President-elect Donald Trump has been a long-time critic of the federal government, particularly the federal housing agency.
Now he will be the nation’s chief executive, and that means he will have to deal with a slew of new problems.
But one of the biggest problems Trump will face is one that is not likely to go away anytime soon: a shortage of affordable rental cars.
Trump’s pick to head the Federal Housing Administration, Ben Carson, has made affordable housing a central focus of his career.
Carson’s nomination has drawn a lot of criticism, including from Democrats, who are calling it a giveaway to developers and wealthy Americans who want to build in a country that has struggled to develop affordable housing.
But many of the experts we spoke to said it’s also important to remember that Carson’s comments about affordable housing came in 2015, not in 2019, when affordable housing issues are much more pressing.
“It’s hard to say definitively when they will go away, but it’s probably not too far off,” said John D. Schoenfeld, the chief economist for the National Association of Realtors.
“There’s a lot going on in Washington, D.C., right now.
There are a lot more vacancies than there are people.
We think there’s a real demand for housing.
There’s an actual supply of housing available in the country.
And I think that, in the short term, there is a shortage, especially with the current political environment.”
Carson, the former neurosurgeon, is a controversial figure who has been criticized for his support of immigration reform and for his past statements that women are “not meant to stay at home and raise children.”
But his name has been mentioned in a number of news stories since the election, including one from CNN that said he was planning to give a speech at a private conference in New Hampshire next month.
The report also said that the speech would likely be about housing and affordable housing, a topic Carson has previously dismissed as a distraction.
Trump has already made his mark on housing issues by taking a hard line on immigration, and by appointing a Republican to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
He also took credit for building the Trump International Hotel and Tower in downtown Washington and the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline.
He has also announced plans to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, which critics say will increase crime.
Trump will inherit a housing crisis that has already hit other parts of the country, including California and the Northeast.
But experts say that the Trump administration has so far failed to implement any significant policy changes, despite several promising months in office.
“This is really a crisis of confidence in the federal system,” said Sarah E. McBride, a professor of public policy at George Mason University who has written extensively about housing.
“I don’t think this will go back to being an issue.”
What to do about affordable rental car woes?
A growing shortage of car rentals in many areas of the U, D., and M.D.A. (US Department of Transportation) The shortage of rental car inventory is one of several issues that will require action from the Trump transition team.
In 2018, the U the D.O.T.A., which regulates the car rental industry, reported that about 3.7 million rental cars were not available to be leased.
The agency said that was a record low number, and many other car rental companies have reported similar shortages.
But in January 2019, the agency released a new report that said a total of 1.2 million rental vehicles were still not available for lease in the U., D.M.O., and in the M.O./S.
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That number also included a report that the number of people who own cars outside the U.-M.D.-S.
A-F.T.-MNT markets was still far higher than that of the entire country.
The lack of available cars was also one of two reasons why more than half of the rental car rental cars that were leased in the metro areas that the agency reported were unavailable for lease, according to the report.
In addition, there were also some other reasons why some rental cars couldn’t be leased: Some were not connected to any existing leasing programs.
Some rental cars had expired or had been stolen.
Some cars were in need of repair.
And some were parked on public roads and on private property.
Many car rental agencies that had reported shortages said that they were unable to help with the problems that arose because of the shortage.
“There’s just no way to get a lot done in Washington right now,” said Tom Miller, the general manager of the Capital Region Car Rental and Transportation Association, which represents about 20,000 rental car companies.
“The Trump administration is going to have to get things done in a much more expeditious way.”