When President-Elect Donald Trump said he wanted to appoint Dr. Ben Carson as secretary of housing and urban development, there was some criticism. Sure, Carson was a renowned neurosurgeon, but what did he know about housing for poor people? Well, for one he grew up in subsidized housing. In fact, at the 2015 Conservative Leadership Conference, he talked about his early life and struggles with poverty, and told attendees the best way to help the poor. Check on the above clip to see a key portion of his talk. It will show some reasons he may have just the right background for the job.