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Another Reason To Fear Out Of Control Government
Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 3/9/13 | Alan Levy

Posted on 03/09/2013 9:16:41 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama

No, I'm not talking about the non-event of the Sequester of Doom. Nope, this column is not about Gene Sperling's love letters to Bob Woodward. I think the talking heads that inhabit PMSNBC, The Communist News Network (CNN), and the FOX Neocon Channel (FNC) are doing a fine job of working themselves into a frenzy about these topics, so there's no need for lil' ol' me to offer my two cents.

I'd rather present to you actual news that no one is talking about. For example, look what I found while snooping around the Department of Housing and Urban Development's website:

[When appropriate,emphasis will be added.]

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"Choice Neighborhoods

Overview

Choice Neighborhoods grants transform distressed neighborhoods and public and assisted projects into viable and sustainable mixed-income neighborhoods by linking housing improvements with appropriate services, schools, public assets, transportation, and access to jobs. A strong emphasis is placed on local community planning for access to high-quality educational opportunities, including early childhood education. Choice Neighborhoods grants build upon the successes of public housing transformation under HOPE VI to provide support for the preservation and rehabilitation of public and HUD-assisted housing, within the context of a broader approach to concentrated poverty. In addition to public housing authorities, the initiative will involve local governments, non-profits, and for-profit developers in undertaking comprehensive local planning with residents and the community.

In the development of Choice Neighborhoods, HUD has focused on directing resources into three core goals:

1. Housing: Transform distressed public and assisted housing into energy efficient, mixed-income housing that is physically and financially viable over the long-term;

2. People: Support positive outcomes for families who live in the target development(s) and the surrounding neighborhood, particularly outcomes related to residents’ health, safety, employment, mobility, and education; and

3. Neighborhood: Transform neighborhoods of poverty into viable, mixed-income neighborhoods with access to well-functioning services, high quality public schools and education programs, high quality early learning programs and services, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs.

To achieve these core goals, communities must develop a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan. This Transformation Plan will become the guiding document for the revitalization of the public and/or assisted housing units, while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families. To successfully implement the Transformation Plan, applicants will need to work with public and private agencies, organizations (including philanthropic organizations), and individuals to gather and leverage resources needed to support the financial sustainability of the plan. These efforts should build community support for and involvement in the development of the plan. Implementation Grants support those communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their 'Transformation Plan' to redevelop the neighborhood. "

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/cn

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Guess what, ladies and gentlemen ? This is Agenda 21-like social engineering. What a program like this could do is completely obliterate local governments and replace them with bureaucracies created by HUD staffed by ideologues that no one voted for.

Of course, if this was just the work of some academic Marxist at HUD trying to impress Noam Chomsky, this would be filed in the "No Biggie" file. However, as you read this, this madness is burrowing its way into American cities.

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"Boston is one of just five cities nationwide to receive the first-ever Implementation Grants awarded under HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative a new strategic approach intended to help transform high-poverty, distressed neighborhoods into communities with healthy, affordable housing, safe streets, and access to quality educational opportunities. Boston joins Chicago, New Orleans, San Francisco and Seattle to receive a combined $122 million."

http://www.cityofboston.gov/dnd/pdr/choice_neighborhoods.asp

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That's right. This beast is growing mighty big and fat thanks to your government enforced generosity.

Of the cities that were listed above, guess who got the biggest slice of government cheese ?

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"8/31/11— Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has selected San Francisco’s HOPE SF transformation plan for Alice Griffith Public Housing Development and the surrounding Bayview neighborhood as a recipient of the $30.5 million Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant. The Alice Griffith Plan was one of six finalists submitted by communities nationwide competing for HUD Choice Neighborhoods funding.

'Revitalizing the Alice Griffith Public Housing Development and transforming the surrounding Bayview and Hunters Point neighborhood is the type of investment our City needs to improve public housing, create jobs and build sustainable communities. We are also supporting educational opportunities and expanding economic development in a community where we need it most,' said Mayor Lee. 'I thank the leadership of HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan for choosing the Alice Griffith community and the larger Bayview neighborhood as recipients of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative Grant, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom for starting the job of rebuilding our public housing under HOPE SF, and Senator Dianne Feinstein and Leader Nancy Pelosi for their ongoing support of this project and stewardship in our communities and our City.'

'The revitalization of Alice Griffith is critical to San Francisco’s long-term goals for the Bayview neighborhood,' said U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. 'This $30.5 million investment from HUD is a vote of confidence in San Francisco that will spur economic development and create more than 1,200 units of affordable housing, while leveraging resources to build infrastructure, improve the community and put Californians back to work.'

'Today, San Francisco has secured more than an investment in new housing; our City has begun to transform a neighborhood, revitalize a community, strengthen our economy, and provide a fresh start for the families of Alice Griffith,' said Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. 'It is a source of pride for all San Franciscans that the federal government has placed this down payment on this new development. We look forward to working together to ensure the success of this effort in the future.'

'Building sustainable public housing for our communities is one of the best investments we can make, and that is why we started HOPE SF,' said Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. 'Today is another historic step for the Bayview as we are not just building public housing, but revitalizing the whole community. HUD’s $30.5 million grant for Alice Griffith will help California create jobs and invest in our community.'

'The Choice Neighborhoods Initiative expands on the bipartisan success of the HOPE VI program by recognizing that we must link affordable housing with a mix of incomes and uses with quality education, public transportation, good jobs and safe streets,' said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.

'This new and important federal HUD grant will provide San Francisco with the financial leverage to rebuild and improve the 50-year old Alice Griffith public housing development and the surrounding neighborhood in the Bayview District,' said HUD Region IX Administrator Ophelia Basgal. 'The Choice Neighborhoods program funding recognizes that San Francisco had in place strong long-range plans for the Bayview neighborhood and committed community partners. Now the partnership can move forward to accomplish our shared goal of creating and fostering sustainable communities.'

HUD’s Choice Neighborhoods Initiative promotes the transformation of impoverished areas into viable, mixed-income neighborhoods with access to economic opportunities. Choice Neighborhoods focuses on the public and private sectors working together to revitalize severely distressed public housing and generate investments in well-functioning services, effective schools, public assets, public transportation, and improved access to jobs.

The Alice Griffith Plan implements the mission of the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative through a public-private partnership between the City, the San Francisco Housing Authority (SFHA), San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA), San Francisco Unified School District, and the development team comprised of McCormack Baron Salazar, Lennar Urban, and Urban Strategies, Inc. Together, this team is leveraging the benefits of the Redevelopment Agency’s and Lennar Urban’s development plan for Hunters Point Shipyard-Phase 2 and Candlestick Point, which includes the complete revitalization of Alice Griffith, over 10,000 new market-rate and below-market housing units, new parks, retail, and transportation improvements, and investments in job and workforce development, education, and community health and wellness programs.

'HUD’s decision to support the Alice Griffith revitalization demonstrates that the Candlestick Point redevelopment is not only a local priority, but that the plan is also of national significance and scope,' said McCormack Baron Salazar’s Tony Salazar. 'With the Choice Neighborhood Initiatives grant, the residents of Alice Griffith and people of all incomes are assured a place in the new community. The grant would not have been awarded without the hard work of our exceptional team, led by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and with our partners at the Mayor’s Office, Housing Authority, Lennar Urban, Urban Strategies, the School District, and the many service providers and organizations who stepped up to support the application.'

'We want to thank HUD for selecting us for the grant award,' said SFHA Executive Director Henry Alvarez III. 'This will be essential in furthering our goals to build and strengthen communities by integrating public housing and its leaseholders into the larger social, economic and physical fabric, and thereby creating a seamless community in San Francisco.'

'The Redevelopment Agency is thrilled to receive the generous grant of $30.5 million in Choice Neighborhoods funding from HUD to support the revitalization of the Alice Griffith Public Housing Development, the City’s HOPE SF Initiative and the larger transformation plans for Candlestick Point and the Hunters Point Shipyard,' said SFRA Director Fred Blackwell. 'The new housing, community facilities, social services and economic opportunities for the residents that are supported by this grant are critical elements to transforming this historically underserved community into a vibrant and thriving San Francisco neighborhood.'

'I am thrilled that SFUSD is working together with the City and community agencies to bring more resources to the Bayview community,' said SFUSD Superintendent of Schools Carlos Garcia. 'The Federal government’s investment in the Bayview will help us create a national model for neighborhoods in which children and families live, learn and thrive.'

'Alice Griffith residents have been waiting for this moment for far too long,' said District 10 Supervisor Malia Cohen. 'After more than a decade of community based planning and advocacy, with HUD’s Choice Neighborhood’s Grant funding, we will finally be able to move forward in implementing the revitalization of this community. This is truly and exciting day for the residents of Alice Griffith and the Bayview community as a whole.'

http://www.sfmayor.org/index.aspx?page=548

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I know there will be some who will look at the title of this column and say, "I ain't scared of nuthin'". But if you'll note, this plot wasn't hatched in CONgress, it was hatched in the bloated federal bureaucracy, basically under the cover of darkness. It's been in effect since 2010 and no one has noticed.

By the way, they want to take your guns.

Have a nice day.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: agenda21; banglist; bloodoftyrants; feinstein; feistein; govtabuse; hud; pelosi; socialism; tyranny
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1 posted on 03/09/2013 9:16:41 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama
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Here are the links from the article, in the order in which they appear:

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/cn

http://www.cityofboston.gov/dnd/pdr/choice_neighborhoods.asp

http://www.sfmayor.org/index.aspx?page=548


2 posted on 03/09/2013 9:20:12 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: azishot; shibumi; MestaMachine; Travis McGee; TheOldLady; Old Sarge; humblegunner; Nachum; ...

Ping!


3 posted on 03/09/2013 9:24:10 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
'The revitalization of Alice Griffith is critical to San Francisco’s long-term goals for the Bayview neighborhood,' said U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein. '

There's only one way to "revitalize" that project and it can be done in five minutes - arrest 70% of the residents.

4 posted on 03/09/2013 9:25:40 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

The GOP needs to make “social engineering” projects like Agenda 21 a campaign issue.

Want to be forced to live in an urban high rise and have no freedom? Vote democrat.


5 posted on 03/09/2013 9:28:23 AM PST by Aglooka ("I was out numbered 5-to-1, I got 4.")
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To: Absolutely Nobama

“build upon the successes of public housing transformation under HOPE VI “

I would expect these proud socialists to list and substantiate these “successes”, for all to see, and wonder in amazement.....

Except....there aren’t any.....


6 posted on 03/09/2013 9:28:53 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Mr. Jeeves

True, but that’s not gonna happen, now is it ?

What amazes me is how open they are about all of this. Back in the bad old days of Bill and Hitlery, the Bloated Federal Leviathan would have kept this under wraps and not utter a peep until they were caught or until the project failed.

Now during the Obama Error, they have no fear of their plots being out in the open.


7 posted on 03/09/2013 9:29:31 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

If I understand this correctly, this is what they’ve been saying, off and on, for the past sixty or seventy years.

If you leave slum dwellers in a slum, then they’re never going to change. So, move the slum dwellers into middle class neighborhoods, like a checkerboard. Don’t put housing developments (slum buckets) into slums. Put them into middle class neighborhoods. Not your upper class neighborhoods where the politicians and the big donors and operators dwell, but the middle-class and working-class neighborhoods.

This has been going on since the time of FDR, when he moved blacks from the South into the northern industrial cities, to do the work of workers who had been drafted—moving public housing around into formerly Italian, Irish, Polish, and other working class neighborhoods.

The result, of course, has been to drive former residents out, for fear of robbery and muggings, and to expand the slums, as more and more single mothers are encouraged by the welfare system—since they will reliably vote Democrat as many times as they’re bused to the polls, and as more and more fatherless children join the youth gangs and are trained in violence and crime.


8 posted on 03/09/2013 9:31:47 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Model Cities, only smaller. More like a commune.


9 posted on 03/09/2013 9:32:36 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Aglooka

The only one who might do it is Rand Paul. The rest of the geezers, like Lindsey Grahamnesty and John McLame (just to name a few), are either too senile to understand what’s going on or are active collaborators.

But hey, this is all just conspiracy theory talk, right ? /sarc.


10 posted on 03/09/2013 9:32:46 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

An excellent book; that exposes how eco-fascists, ENGOs, government organizations like Dept. of Interior, Forestry Service et al, trust fund babies and big corporations, trying to keep out competition, are inplementing Agenda 21 piecemeal, from the Adirondacks to Crescent City, Ca. to Colorado Springs to Oregon, Washington, Texas et al, using junk science such as biodiversity and conservation biology, with the Endagered Species Act to decimate rural america and our national hertiage, is:

Eco-fascists: How Radical Conservationists Are Destroying Our National Heritage by Elisabeth Nickson.

In it she gives cases after case through out the US of what these “groups” are doing, how they are doing it, who the players are and how communities are fighting back and winning.

Interspersed in the book is her own personal battle with them when she tried to upgrade/change her property in Wash. State.

Highly recommended reading.


11 posted on 03/09/2013 9:34:19 AM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Absolutely Nobama
"Obama Error"

That's good. Fits with the Bill Errs Error

12 posted on 03/09/2013 9:34:23 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: G Larry

“Except....there aren’t any.....”

And they’re won’t be. More money flushed down the toilet in the name of the redistribution of wealth.


13 posted on 03/09/2013 9:34:42 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Cicero

Realators and developers love real estate churn.


14 posted on 03/09/2013 9:35:56 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Absolutely Nobama

And remember in 2014 BHO, via his EO on automobile CAFE standards will be requiring all new automobiles, to have GPS tracking devices.


15 posted on 03/09/2013 9:37:04 AM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: Cicero

You’re a 1000% right. None of this is new. It’s the same crap, decade after decade. Everything the Progressiviks claim to come up with is nothing more than warmed over Marxism.

Forward....back to the 1930’s.


16 posted on 03/09/2013 9:38:56 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Reparations camouflaged as “grants”?


17 posted on 03/09/2013 9:39:43 AM PST by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

Good stuff. I’ll check it out. It’s time for a new read.


18 posted on 03/09/2013 9:40:14 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Thanks for the post...bttt


19 posted on 03/09/2013 9:42:27 AM PST by TEXOKIE (We must surrender only to our Holy God and never to the evil that has befallen us.)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Sounds like places that wanted it anyhow. But still, why on my dime?


20 posted on 03/09/2013 9:43:59 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost

“And remember in 2014 BHO, via his EO on automobile CAFE standards will be requiring all new automobiles, to have GPS tracking devices.”

We can’t have citizens wandering about Pursuing Happiness as they see fit, can we ? We must move Forward, comrade! /s.

Hey, what’s that noise ? No, that’s not a drone, that sounds like George Orwell screaming “I told you so!”

:)


21 posted on 03/09/2013 9:44:24 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Paladin2

Use it good health, FRiend!


22 posted on 03/09/2013 9:45:03 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

They did this is Albany back in the eighties...revitalizing the area just north of the Palace Theater up to Lark St. I was lucky enough to have one of the refurbished apartments and it was a cool place to live at the time, but thirty years later it has gone right back to the hood. You can clear a spot in the jungle, but when you leave, the jungle returns.


23 posted on 03/09/2013 9:45:22 AM PST by ez (Laws only apply to little people. Criminals, politicians, and newsies are exempt.)
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To: Cicero

If HUD would stick to the blighted neighborhoods I wouldn’t have as much of a problem with it (beyond the waste of money). But, as you say, the only way to get a mixture of incomes would be to sweep middle-class neighborhoods into the plan, mixing in Section Eight housing liberally. We’ll end up with a much larger slum than before, only good people will have their homes’ values destroyed in the process. There would be no choice but to flee the place, and take pennies on the dollar for you home.

Yup, it’s been going on for decades, that’s how I’m so sure. Liberals claim it’s the Races, but it’s the crime that’s the driver.


24 posted on 03/09/2013 9:46:47 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Paladin2

Or an internment camp of sorts for those liberals find undesirable.

But what the heck ? It’s all about moving Forward.... /s.


25 posted on 03/09/2013 9:47:30 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Paladin2
Realators and developers love real estate churn.

So does the County Tax Assessor.

26 posted on 03/09/2013 9:47:47 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: 2nd Bn, 11th Mar

Now that is something that never crossed my mind.

Good shot, Devil Dog!


27 posted on 03/09/2013 9:48:30 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

It won’t matter what they do and how much they spend,the animals they import wil just turn it into a jungle again. It may be an expensive jungle, but it will still be a junfle. Very dangerous for the fainthearted.


28 posted on 03/09/2013 9:54:05 AM PST by sport
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To: ez

“You can clear a spot in the jungle, but when you leave, the jungle returns.”

Exactly right.


29 posted on 03/09/2013 10:01:53 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: TEXOKIE

Thanks for reading!


30 posted on 03/09/2013 10:02:26 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

That’s nothing, my mayor is spending $5 billion here in Los Angeles

My Sustainable Living File 121222
http://www.scribd.com/doc/117841929/My-Sustainable-Living-File-121222

My Sustainable Living File 120923
http://www.scribd.com/doc/106789903/My-Sustainable-Living-File-120923

My Sustainable Living File 120920
http://www.scribd.com/doc/106524741/My-Sustainable-Living-File-120920

http://mayor.lacity.org/stellent/groups/electofficials/@myr_ch_contributor/documents/conributor_web_content/lacityp_005875.pdf

The city will partner with the private sector to spend $5 billion in affordable housing.

This is part of that redistribution of wealth Obama was talking about and the Agenda 21 the United Nations is pushing.

Here are a few paragraphs:

A central challenge in the Los Angeles affordable housing market entails bridging the gap between the housing we produce and the housing we need. Housing That Works tackles this challenge by directing public resources toward the production and preservation of 20,000 homes across the income spectrum.

Adding Housing for Families at Every Income Level

The Mayor’s plan focuses on the disparity between what is built and what our community needs, and set specific goals for housing across the income spectrum.

Creating Sustainable Transit Communities

The Mayor’s plan focuses new development in the areas where it makes the most sense – along public transit corridors and close to job centers. Under his leadership, this plan creates 20 transit district plans in 5 years, launches a sustainable community initiative, protects the environment, connects homes and places of work, and improves the quality of life for every Angeleno.

Promoting Mixed Income Housing

Under the Mayor’s leadership the City will adopt a mixed-income housing ordinance, ensuring that every community and every new development includes housing for families of all income levels and expands the housing options for LA’s workforce.

So do you get that kids? Villaraigosa is going to force his Social Engineering, his Integrated communities on us by building massive apartment buildings along the transit lines. That is what he means when he says Mixed Income Housing. Our government is going to select the winners in this world.

The city already owns 30,000 units and he wants to add another 20,000 units. He explains this a little better on PDF page 16.

And Then

http://mayor.lacity.org/stellent/groups/electedofficials/@myr_ch_contributor/documents/contributor_web_content/lacityp_022367.pdf

You will be taken to 110 pages of Villaragosa’s white paper titled
Developing and Implementing the City of Los Angeles’ Transit Corridors Strategy
Coordinated Action toward a Transit-Oriented Metropolis


31 posted on 03/09/2013 10:03:57 AM PST by Haddit
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Because you have the nerve to work for a living. That’s the only reason why.

Y’know it’s funny. Libs always like to run around screaming how they’re on the side of the working man and yet, everything they do is to the detriment of the working man.


32 posted on 03/09/2013 10:11:06 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Haddit

Holy crap!

Hey, thanks for those links! This is something definitely worth looking into!


33 posted on 03/09/2013 10:13:17 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: sport

Yep.


34 posted on 03/09/2013 10:13:55 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
We're just worker bees...put your honey in the hive, dont do anything individualistic, then drop dead when you cant produce for the state...er, hive anymore.

35 posted on 03/09/2013 10:20:22 AM PST by 45semi (A police state is always preceded by a nanny state...)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
Being optimistic is a good and desired thing. Back in the sixties and since there have been building good housing for the poor and homeless. What happens in every case is ... the people inhabiting these new building know next to nothing about maintaining a property through normal living. Do not knock holes in the walls, break the windows, cleanliness, ... pride of having a nice place to live and hopefully good folks next door. etc, you get the idea. Instead it works out they pay nothing or very very little. Doubtful if they pay an electric bill. So there is no sense of ownership that comes when one provides for their self. Soon some breaks in and steals possessions, the police are slow or actually afraid to come to certain areas.

It seems simple. Give them a nice home and they will work to maintain it. NOT TRUE USUALLY. Here we have a program for handicapped Habitat for Humanity is such a program ... one of the client of the vet was given one of these homes, and the vet had occasion to take the young man home and the vet said it was almost new and it was a total mess already So it is not out of the ordinary for a person that has not been taught to care for things to continue to do what they have always done. they might give them an educational course in necessary upkeep and how to keep their home nice.

36 posted on 03/09/2013 10:21:14 AM PST by geologist ("If you love me, keep my commands" .... John 14 :15)
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To: Absolutely Nobama
It's time like these that I'm glad I live out in the country where the locals think HUD is a disease you hope your cows don't catch.

Left unabated, these maniacs are marching towards the environment that exists in Robert Silverberg's 1971 book, The World Inside. Take a gander. Agenda 21 to the extreme, on steroids.

37 posted on 03/09/2013 10:26:12 AM PST by upchuck (Waiting, hoping, begging for the straw. Time to bring pent up frustration to fruition.)
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To: 45semi

Well put.


38 posted on 03/09/2013 10:29:40 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: geologist

The program I’ve described in the above column has nothing, and I do mean nothing, to with compassion.

This is all about socialism and the redistribution of wealth.

“Compassion” and “politics” never belong in the same sentence.

Now, do I believe we should be compassionate and help charities voluntarily ? Absolutely and without question.


39 posted on 03/09/2013 10:34:30 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: upchuck

Now that looks like a good read.

I’ve always wanted to live out in the country and own a farm, like my ancestors from Italy and South Africa did. Perhaps, one day I will.


40 posted on 03/09/2013 10:41:16 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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(just because I don't know where else to post this)

41 posted on 03/09/2013 10:42:00 AM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Who cares ? This is freaking awesome and is wall paper worthy!

You sir, have brightened my day!

Long time, no “see” BTW!!


42 posted on 03/09/2013 10:47:59 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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Since the founding of the country, there were 2 things that really set America apart from the rest of the world, though both are related, though both are dependent on ownership of personal property.

The first, from the founding of the country, was the ownership of land. The belief that you can own your own land leads to the belief that one controls their own destiny. The "American Dream" was always that of owning one's own home, maybe starting one's own business, but what lay behind it all was independence, and the ability to provide for oneself and one's family. This just isn't acceptable for those who believe that the government should actually run the lives of "the people," because, frankly, "the people" are too dumb to make good decisions on their own. And the people who make bad decisions will elect politicians who will rescue from their own bad decisions. So they've been working hard to both destroy the ability of people to own their own homes, punish those who have worked hard and made good decisions while rewarding those who have made bad decisions out of "fairness." Destroying property values for people whose biggest investment was their homes by encouraging home ownership by people who would never be able to actually pay for the homes, bringing about a rash of foreclosures. And by forcing people out of their homes, they gain additional fodder for their plans. Just needing to collect as many needy, dependent people as possible.

The second was America's love of the automobile. The idea that you could own your own transportation allowed people to move away from large metropolis environments while still being able to shop and work in the metropolis. And a car gives one additional freedom, being able to "get up and go" at will. Again, this level of freedom just isn't acceptable to those who feel the need to rule the lives of others.

It seems that about every 2 generations, leftists decide that they know best how to force people to live, and come up with these government utopian "projects." Within a single generation, those projects fall into disrepair, become crime infested, and destroy the local economy.

Then over the next generation, they declare the previous attempt didn't work and have to knock it down, and over the lifetime of that generation, people forget the promises made by the previous genius leftists.

Then they propose a whole new set of projects to run the lives of the next generation (after having destroyed the lives of the previous 2 generations.)

Mark

43 posted on 03/09/2013 11:02:19 AM PST by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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Another good book is “Behind the Green Mask: U.N. Agenda 21” by Rosa Koire. She’s been fighting in Santa Rosa & also has a really interesting tale to tell.


44 posted on 03/09/2013 11:34:11 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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Thanks, FRiend!


45 posted on 03/09/2013 11:37:18 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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Hey gang, we’re famous!

http://www.wopular.com/another-reason-fear-out-control-government

http://www.gotnewswire.com/news/another-reason-to-fear-out-of-control-government


46 posted on 03/09/2013 11:43:32 AM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

I hate the government and I hate democrats


47 posted on 03/09/2013 11:55:10 AM PST by Democrat_media (media makes mass shooters household names to create more & take our guns)
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To: Democrat_media

That’s what I like to hear!


48 posted on 03/09/2013 12:14:15 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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To: Absolutely Nobama

Back in the day, this used to be called blockbusting. Then it was groups. Now it is governemnet. The result is always the same. High crime, extreme poverty, drugs, and distemper.
Perfect examples of the way it ends would be Detroit and Flint, Michigan.


49 posted on 03/09/2013 12:15:22 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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And that’s where we’re headed. But don’t you worry, it’s in the name of the people. /sarc.


50 posted on 03/09/2013 12:19:49 PM PST by Absolutely Nobama (The Doomsday Clock is at 11:59:00......tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.....)
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