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  • Meet the Man Who Saves Futures

    05/31/2016 8:37:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | John Anthony
    County Executive for Westchester County NY, Rob Astorino If information is power, Rob Astorino has enough to shatter the administration’s media halo and send HUD officials slithering behind their stacks of regulations. Astorino is the County Executive for Westchester County, NY, an upscale community north of NYC that is home to Andrew Cuomo, George Soros, Hillary and Bill Clinton to name a few. In the name of fair housing, HUD is now implementing the most abusive, property-rights-grabbing, local-rule-neutering regulation since our Founders cast off monarchical handouts for natural rights
  • Are the Clintons the Real Housing Crash Villains?

    05/29/2016 7:41:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Stephen Moore. We are going to reveal the grand secret to getting rich by investing. It's a simple formula that has worked for Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn and all the greatest investment gurus over the years. Ready? Buy low, sell high. It turns out that Donald Trump has been very, very good at buying low and selling high, and it helps account for his amazing business success. But now Hillary Clinton seems to think it's a crime. Campaigning in California last week she wailed that Trump “actually said he was hoping for the...
  • (Look at Republican) Support (for) Obama’s War on Suburbs

    05/27/2016 7:37:48 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 28 replies
    CR Conservative Review ^ | 5/19/2016 | CR Staff
    Vote Description This vote was a procedural vote to kill an amendment offered by Senator Lee that would have defunded implementation of a Department of Housing and Urban Development rule that basically federalizes zoning laws and encourages the forced economic diversification of neighborhoods. Rhetorically speaking this rule is a war on the suburbs as it uses the power of federal government to centrally plan out neighborhoods. The rule is a massive power grab by progressive bureaucrats to allow them to conduct large scale social experiments with real neighborhoods by forcing the collection of data that will be used to evaluate...
  • How Republican Senators Failed GOP voters once again

    05/26/2016 3:29:20 PM PDT · by Tom Jefferson · 16 replies
    Bear to the Right ^ | May 25, 2016 | Gary Aminoff
    Last Friday, May 20, 2016, something happened in the U.S. Senate you won’t hear about in the mainstream media. You can read about it here. Gary Aminoff comments in the following short video.
  • The Department of Justice is a Criminal Syndicate

    05/23/2016 11:26:28 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 17 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/23/2016 | PoliticallyShort
    Nearly a decade after the crash of the U.S. Housing market, the Obama administration continues to pursue claims against large financial institutions accused of contributing to the crash. For instance, in the past three years the Department of Justice (DOJ) settled with JPMorgan Chase & CO. in November 2013, Citigroup Inc. in July 2014, and Bank of America in August in 2014. These settlements concerned allegations related to the issuance of residential mortgage backed securities, and collectively these three settlements alone have totaled $36.65 billion in payments from the banks to various federal, state, non-governmental organizations, and direct consumer relief....
  • They’re Coming For Your Home

    05/23/2016 5:03:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    They’re coming for your home. Right now. I suggest you save it. I can guide you, but you must do exactly as I say. Except, this isn’t The Matrix. You’re no actor, like Keanu Reeves, playing a distraught programmer-hacker named “Neo.” Nor am I an actor, like Laurence Fishburne, playing your guide “Morpheus.” This is real life, baby. Your home or apartment—and the neighborhood in which you live—is under siege. “Agents”—sans black glasses and black business suits—who work for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have written a new regulation called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that...
  • SENATE REPUBLICANS BLOCK LEE AMENDMENT, PRESERVE AFFH (Obama's Plan to Ghettoize Your Neighborhood)

    05/20/2016 9:28:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 141 replies
    PowerLine ^ | May 20, 2016 | Paul Mirengoff
    The Lee Amendment to defund President Obama’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation failed in the Senate yesterday because not enough Republicans backed it. The Amendment was tabled by a vote of 60-37. Jeremy Carl aptly describes this vote as a defeat for conservatism, community control, and common sense. It is a victory, as Carl says, for turning the federal government into a National Zoning board, forcing high density housing on unwilling cities and towns, and letting bureaucrats decide the racial, ethnic and income balance of local communities.
  • Senate GOP And Democrats Save HUD Regulation From Defunding Measure

    05/19/2016 7:13:56 PM PDT · by gg188 · 22 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 19, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    WASHINGTON — A proposed amendment aimed at defunding a controversial Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulation related to Section 8 Housing was tabled in the upper chamber Thursday. Utah Sen. Mike Lee proposed an amendment to the Senate Transportation and HUD appropriations bill that would have defunded a regulation stopping the implementation of the HUD regulation known as Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH).
  • Senator Lee tells WH to stay in its own backyard

    05/19/2016 10:51:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Tell Washington regulators to stay in their own backyard. But we have to make sure we send the same message from our yards and post ‘no trespassing’ signs in big, bold letters When the all-encompassing Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation was first proposed in 2013, we addressed this inherent enslavement of every American to federal authority. Does the term “enslavement” hit a raw nerve… good. The article, 21st century Slavery – HUD vs MLK, took the issue of a federal agency dispensing zoning directives for neighborhoods, your neighborhood, to the crux of the problem – the creation of a...
  • Manning on HUD local zoning takeover w/ Mark Steyn

    05/18/2016 10:19:05 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 6 replies
    Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning appeared on the Rush Limbaugh Show with guest host Mark Steyn at 2:30PM EST to discuss the imminent Senate vote on an amendment by Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), S.3897, to the Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) appropriations bill that will prohibit implementation of the HUD regulation “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” (AFFH) that conditions $3 billion of yearly community development block grants on 1,200 recipient cities and counties rezoning neighborhoods along income and racial guidelines.
  • Obama’s last act is to force suburbs to be less white and less wealthy

    05/08/2016 9:49:48 AM PDT · by detective · 101 replies
    Hillary’s rumored running mate, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, is cooking up a scheme to reallocate funding for Section 8 housing to punish suburbs for being too white and too wealthy. The scheme involves super-sizing vouchers to help urban poor afford higher rents in pricey areas, such as Westchester County, while assigning them government real-estate agents called “mobility counselors” to secure housing in the exurbs. Castro plans to launch the Section 8 reboot this fall, even though a similar program tested a few years ago in Dallas has been blamed for shifting violent crime to affluent neighborhoods. It’s all part of...
  • Meet Julian Castro, who has big plans

    05/09/2016 6:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/9/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    You may not have heard of Julian Castro, currently Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, but you will. Hillary Clinton has him very near the top of her list for the veep slot on her ticket. It makes sense: he’s Hispanic, hard left, and the product of an elite education (Stanford, Harvard Law). So serious is the possibility that Page Six reports of him (and his brother Joaquin): “Surprisingly, they don’t speak Spanish,” one insider told me. “They are cramming with Rosetta Stone.” (A spokesman for Julián denies he is studying Spanish.) Julian was Mayor of San Antonio before he...
  • HUD Secretary Julian Castro targeted by liberal groups

    04/13/2016 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Marcus · 7 replies
    Blasting News ^ | April 13, 2016 | Mark R. Whittington
    By every calculation, Julian Castro would be the ideal running mate for Hillary Clinton should she avoid criminal prosecution and gain the Democratic nomination. He is young, Hispanic, a former mayor of San Antonio, smack dab in the great red state of Texas, and the current Secretary of HUD in the Obama administration. He would serve as a counterweight to Ted Cruz, should he become the Republican nominee, and would appeal to Hispanics, a fast growing demographic that both parties are wooing. However, a number of liberal progressive groups are moving to block Castro as unacceptable for a Democratic national...
  • HUD Threatens To Sue Landlords Who Screen Tenants For Felonies

    04/13/2016 9:25:46 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 86 replies
    Crime: The Obama administration has just made it easier for felons to move in next door. Landlords who don’t want tenants who are going to mug their neighbors or deal drugs will now be treated as racists and potentially sued. Last week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development issued new guidelines to landlords, warning that bans against renters with criminal convictions violate the Fair Housing Act because they disproportionately affect minorities. In effect, the Obama regime is now outlawing criminal background checks for apartment rentals, even though such screening is critical for the protection and security of tenants and...
  • How the Federal Government Plans to Stop the 'Worst-Case' Housing Crisis

    04/12/2016 3:27:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    City Lab ^ | 04 February 2016 | Kriston Capps
    The National Housing Trust Fund will give housing assistance to the very poorest households in the nation ___ The federal government debuted a program on Monday to provide housing for the very poorest residents in America. The National Housing Trust Fund is a new affordable-housing program, one that creates permanently affordable housing for extremely low-income households. Julián Castro, Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, announced that $174 million in allocations for the National Housing Trust Fund would be available soon. He and other officials from HUD, along with other housing policy officials, broke down the details...
  • If You Don't Rent to Criminals, Are You a Racist?

    04/11/2016 5:32:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 10, 2016 | Jeff Jacoby
    You're a private landlord, renting apartments in a building you bought with your savings from years of hard work and modest living. You take pride in maintaining your property, keeping it clean, comfortable, and attractive. You charge a fair rent and treat your tenants with courtesy and respect. Your tenants, in turn, appreciate the care you put into the building. And they trust you to screen prospective tenants wisely, accepting only residents who won't jeopardize the building's safe and neighborly character. That's why you only consider applications from individuals who are employed or in school, whose credit scores are strong,...
  • Rent to a Felon -- Or Else

    04/08/2016 6:10:29 PM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 8, 2016 | Henry Percy
    The U.S. Department of Housing has just determined that refusing to rent to a convicted felon may be a violation of the Fair Housing Act, and National Public Radio seems to approve. Felons are not a protected class (yet) under the Fair Housing Act, but since the American justice system disproportionately affects persons of color, it's racist to deny felons housing. Note that HUD says may violate the act. That means, all you have to do as a landlord is ignore HUD and then battle it out in court. Feeling lucky? Roll the dice: 40% of the federal judiciary has...
  • A Tragic Night

    04/07/2016 8:20:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    At 9:30 p.m. the other night, I was presented with a tragic lesson regarding one of our country's pig-headed policy errors, devised ever so quietly by President Barack Obama in league with progressives all over the country. Most Americans are unaware of this policy -- they never voted for it; they never debated it. The progressives are just imposing it on us through stealth. This is the Democrats' latest advance in democratic process. The other night, I had retired early after a long day of writing when suddenly my wife shook me. She asked me with some urgency if I'd...
  • Obama: Landlords Are Racists if They Exclude Felons from Housing

    04/07/2016 10:17:27 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-5-2016 | Warner Todd Huston
    President Barack Obama’s administration showed Tuesday that he wants to pressure landlords to ignore the criminal records of would-be renters. One inevitable result is that many law-abiding renters — including many African-Americans — will be forced to unknowingly live alongside felons they wish to avoid. According to Obama’s Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the “disparate impact” theory of racism says landlords are racists if they have a color-blind practice of excluding all felons from their buildings. That color-bind practice is racist, say progressives, because it has a greater impact on African-Americans than on whites. It has a greater...
  • New Guidance Warns Landlords They Could Face Discrimination Charges For Turning Down…

    04/07/2016 9:17:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 6, 2016 | 6:40 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is warning landlords they could face discrimination charges for turning down prospective tenants with criminal records — if the decision has an “unjustified discriminatory effect.” A Republican senator described new HUD guidance issued this week as yet another move by the Obama administration to support convicted criminals. The 10-page document states that “where a policy or practice that restricts access to housing on the basis of criminal history has a disparate impact on individuals of a particular race, national origin, or other protected class, such policy or practice is unlawful under the...
  • Obama Admin Tells Landlords They Can’t Refuse To House Criminals

    04/04/2016 7:24:14 PM PDT · by massmike · 83 replies
    http://dailycaller.com/ ^ | 04/04/2016 | Blake Neff
    The Obama administration released a warning Monday telling the nation’s landlords that it may be discriminatory for them to refuse to rent to those with criminal records. The Fair Housing Act doesn’t include criminals as a protected class, but the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) says refusing to rent based on a criminal record is a form of racial discrimination, due to racial imbalances in the U.S. justice system. For instance, while blacks are about 12 percent of the U.S. population, they are about 36 percent of the prison population. Hispanics are also overrepresented behind bars, though to...
  • HUD Wants to Make Living in a Tiny House or RV Illegal

    04/03/2016 10:33:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 141 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | March 31, 2016 | The Organic Prepper
    The tiny house movement has taken America by storm, in part because our economy is in the toilet. People are striving to reduce their expenses by embracing minimalism. They’re breaking free from the corporate grind because, as I’ve always advised, they are learning to live with less and radically reducing their expenses.But, these days in America, you are sharply admonished when you try to live your life outside of the strictures of the 9-5 world. Is it any surprise that the government is now taking steps to limit our ability to drastically reduce our expenses? They always seem to...
  • HUD Mandates ‘Affordable Housing’ in Affluent Baltimore Suburbs

    03/26/2016 9:36:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 25, 2016 | 7:26 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    The Obama administration has started its push to expand low-income housing into “higher opportunity areas.” The Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced a “landmark” settlement agreement with Baltimore County that will serve as a catalyst to “promote housing mobility” and “address residential segregation.” The goal is to move low- and very-low-income people out of the city and into the suburbs. …
  • Donald Trump Voters Told They Can't Rent Colorado Peace Activist's Apartment

    03/21/2016 7:56:47 AM PDT · by dware · 20 replies
    Westword ^ | 03.21.2016 | Michael Roberts
    "For rent: Downtown apartment, 2 bedrooms. Includes organic garden space, hot tub, great backyard. You can bring your dogs if they have references as good as yours. If voting for Donald Trump, do not call." This ad appeared in The Nickel, a free paper in Grand Junction — and even before the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel published an article about it on Saturday, landlord Mark Holmes received push-back from fans of Donald Trump by way of ugly voicemail messages.
  • Donald Trump Voters Told They Can't Rent Colorado Peace Activist's Apartment

    03/21/2016 7:59:11 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 28 replies
    Westworld ^ | 3/21/16 | Michael Roberts
    "For rent: Downtown apartment, 2 bedrooms. Includes organic garden space, hot tub, great backyard. You can bring your dogs if they have references as good as yours. If voting for Donald Trump, do not call." This ad appeared in The Nickel, a free paper in Grand Junction — and even before the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel published an article about it on Saturday, landlord Mark Holmes received push-back from fans of Donald Trump by way of ugly voicemail messages. And that's not to mention the comments that have appeared in posts about the ad that have appeared on conservative websites, some of...
  • You Can’t Live Here If You Are Voting For Donald Trump

    03/21/2016 9:29:38 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 71 replies
    cbs ^ | March 20, 2016
    Landlord Refuses To Rent Apartments To Anyone Who Supports Trump... GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4) – A landlord in Grand Junction is not breaking the law by refusing to lease an apartment to anyone who supports Donald Trump for president. According to The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction, Mark Holmes is renting out a two-bedroom apartment on Main Street, but he refuses to rent to anyone who supports Trump. The ad prompted people who don’t agree with his tactic to leave hate messages on Holmes’ voicemail. “I don’t know what to do anymore about what’s going on in this country,” he...
  • A guide to what Ted Cruz wants to abolish, bar or change

    01/18/2016 8:50:12 AM PST · by Isara · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 18, 2016 | Katie Zezima
    ...U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv The U.S. Embassy in Israel is currently in Tel Aviv. Cruz wants to move it to Jerusalem, Israel's "once and eternal" capital.Commerce DepartmentIn a piece for the National Review, Cruz said shuttering the department would "close the congressional cookie jar" and promote free trade.Education DepartmentAnother standard line from Cruz: "U.S. Department of Education, which should be abolished." Cruz is a states' rights guy -- he wrote his college thesis on the 10th Amendment -- and wants to give control of schools to states or localities....Energy DepartmentCruz has said the country needs an "energy renaissance." .......
  • The Busybody Left: Using Taxes For Regressive Social Engineering

    01/04/2016 10:19:02 PM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 1/4/2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The political left has been trying to run other people’s lives for centuries. So we should not be surprised to see the Obama administration now trying to force neighborhoods across America to have the mix of people the government wants them to have. There are not enough poor people living in middle class neighborhoods to suit the political left. Not enough blacks in white neighborhoods. Not enough Hispanics here, not enough Asians there. Nowhere in the Constitution does it grant the federal government the power to dictate such things. But places that do not mix and match people the way...
  • Dallas struggles to overcome segregated legacy

    01/02/2016 5:09:49 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 27 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | 1/2/16 | Neena Satija
    DALLAS - By most accounts, census tract 166.05 is not a particularly desirable place to live. Tucked between two major highways in southwest Dallas, the neighborhood is characterized by clusters of ramshackle, one-story houses, huge swaths of vacant land and big warehouses and storage centers. More than 40 percent of people living in the census tract have incomes below the poverty level, a proportion that more than doubled since 2000, according to U.S. Census data. Crime rates and levels of slum and blight are also high, according to the Dallas-based housing advocacy group the Inclusive Communities Project. Such placement "perpetuates...
  • Sowell: The Busybody Left

    12/21/2015 10:53:06 AM PST · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 22, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The political left has been trying to run other people's lives for centuries. So we should not be surprised to see the Obama administration now trying to force neighborhoods across America to have the mix of people the government wants them to have. There are not enough poor people living in middle class neighborhoods to suit the political left. Not enough blacks in white neighborhoods. Not enough Hispanics here, not enough Asians there. Nowhere in the Constitution does it grant the federal government the power to dictate such things. But places that do not mix and match people the way...
  • Obama order will destroy local governments

    12/08/2015 5:19:41 PM PST · by Twotone · 28 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | Dec. 8, 2015 | Tom DeWeese
    ...Earlier this year, the federal agency - Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule," (AFFH). This is Barack Obama's most radical assault on American citizens and local governments...
  • $1.7 Mil to Ease Prison Transition, Public Housing told not to Reject Criminals

    11/12/2015 7:21:26 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 11/12/15
    Coinciding with the mass release of federal inmates, the Obama administration is spending $1.7 million on a “re-entry program” to ease the transition from prison and ordering public housing facilities not to reject tenants with criminal records.The goal is to reduce barriers to public housing, employment and educational opportunities by promoting rehabilitation and reintegration for the formerly incarcerated, the feds explain in an announcement. A key component of the program is a joint venture between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to help public housing residents expunge or seal their criminal records....
  • Ted Cruz proposes eliminating Energy, HUD, Commerce, Education, IRS

    11/11/2015 12:01:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | November 11, 2015 | Ed Straker
    It's sad watching most Republican candidates promise to make cuts in federal spending without ever actually telling us where the cuts would occur... All that changed last night, however, when Ted Cruz called for the elimination of the Departments of Energy, Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Commerce, and Education, as well as the IRS. The liberal media will be focusing on the fact that he mentioned eliminating Commerce twice. I prefer to focus on the merits of what he has announced. The Department of Energy. We have a Department of Energy that generates no energy. Instead, the DOE distributes nearly...
  • HUD backs $9.5 million loan on property valued at $3.8 million

    10/27/2015 10:08:05 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    Watchdog ^ | October 27, 2015 | Arthur Kane
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Department of Housing and Urban Development provided a $9.4 million loan guarantee to renovate an apartment complex here eight months after the owner convinced the county to value the complex at just $3.8 million, a Watchdog.org investigation found. The loan for Apollo Village Apartments defaulted and the property was foreclosed on in 2012 with HUD losing as much as $4.5 million on the deal, public trustee records show. Pete Sepp, president of the National Union of Taxpayers, said these government programs put a substantial amount of taxpayer money at risk and should be eliminated. ......
  • Court slams Team Obama on Westchester ‘racism’ charge

    09/30/2015 5:29:37 PM PDT · by OddLane · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | September29, 2015 | NYP Editorial Board
    Every cloud may not have a silver lining, but Westchester County has just found a big one in a legal ruling that will cost it $5 million in federal funds. The case turns on the Housing & Urban Development Department’s effort at social engineering to end what it claims is rampant housing discrimination in Westchester. The cloud: The Second Circuit Court of Appeals said that, to get HUD’s money, West­­chester must play by HUD’s rules in complying with a 2009 agreement to build affordable housing in upscale communities. The silver lining: The judges also said, “There has been no finding,...
  • If your town is taking HUD housing dollars, diversity, ....is on the way.

    09/06/2015 10:31:56 AM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Refugee Resettlement Watch ^ | Sep 6, 2011 | Ann Corcoran
    If your town is taking HUD housing dollars, diversity, in the form of third world refugees, is on the way Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 6, 2015 I’m old enough to remember the time when Rep. Mo Udall wanted the federal government to control all land use decisions (zoning) in America (yes, he really did!) and the Left has been angling for that power for all the decades since. Udall’s mission, of course, was to protect the environment from developers (as one of its goals), Obama has another mission—to fundamentally change America by changing the people and will actually...
  • How HUD Will Legally Enslave Your Community

    08/25/2015 4:05:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/15 | John Anthony
    Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing may be an attempt to create balanced living patterns. Rather than remove discrimination, AFFH leverages it to codify oppression Local rule died in America on July 8, 2015. With it passes the rights of rural and suburban communities to decide their own futures. The trigger was the final 377-page ruling from HUD called Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing[ia] that attempts to remove discrimination and achieve balanced and integrated living patterns. As one blogger beams, “What could possibly be wrong with helping low-income families to move into better neighborhoods?” In this case, everything. AFFH is reminiscent of the...
  • Government's Wasteful Spending, from the Forest to the Trees

    08/22/2015 5:59:19 PM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | August 22, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the release of the HUD watchdog's report on wasteful public housing assistance... The watchdog for the Department of Housing and Urban Development released a report. Some 25,000 families, only about 3% of the system, depending on how you look at it, receive federal housing assistance despite having earnings well above the income limits required to qualify for such subsidies. Major publications on both sides of the argument – such as the Daily Caller on the right and the Washington Post on the left – immediately seized on the issue and rightly blasted it. How dare the government provide...
  • U.S. Lets Rich Get Cheap Public Housing: “Positive Social Benefits”

    08/20/2015 6:04:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Tens of thousands of people who earn too much to qualify for the U.S. government’s taxpayer-subsidized public housing live in the facilities nationwide and the federal agency that runs the program has no intention of evicting the violators. That’s because “there are positive social benefits from having families with varying income levels residing in the same property,” according to the Obama administration official that runs the program.Some beneficiaries earn tens of thousands of dollars a year more than the threshold allowed to qualify for the cheap housing and, in at least one case, a millionaire pays a mere $300 a...
  • A family in public housing makes $498,000 a year. And HUD wants tenants like this to stay.

    08/18/2015 10:02:57 AM PDT · by boycott · 27 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2015 | Lisa Rein
    A family of four in New York City makes $497,911 a year but pays $1,574 a month to live in public housing in a three-bedroom apartment subsidized by taxpayers. In Los Angeles, a family of five that’s lived in public housing since 1974 made $204,784 last year but paid $1,091 for a four-bedroom apartment. And a tenant with assets worth $1.6 million — including stocks, real estate and retirement accounts — last year paid $300 for a one-bedroom apartment in public housing in Oxford, Neb. In a new report, the watchdog for the Department of Housing and Urban Development describes...
  • Big 3 broadcast nets deep-six Obama's suburb-busting plan

    07/14/2015 9:55:15 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 35 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7-14-15 | Thomas Lifson
    The Democrat-Media Complex have just told us what they fear the most as an issue in the 2016 election: President Obama’s plan to “fundamentally transform” suburbia (as explained today by Jeannie DeAngelis). This is an issue that literally hits voters where they live, by using the denial of federal funding to override local control and force communities to provide low-income housing distributed to approved minority groups. Investor’s Business Daily reports that all three broadcast networks ignored the story that affects their viewers more directly than almost any other issue. The Big Three news networks all punted on covering one of...
  • Obama's Endgame

    07/13/2015 10:46:36 AM PDT · by rey · 32 replies
    american thinker ^ | 13 July 2015 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    And, lo and behold, it will be coming very soon to your neighborhood, in the form of a fair housing rule promulgated by Obama. This rule, known as the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule (AFFH), has been shrouded in secrecy. Obama, the ultimate leftist, continues with his false utopian dreams. Repeatedly, Obama openly supports the notion that wealthy people have no right to their wealth. And, furthermore, it is the principled right of poor people – or the government serving their so-called interests – to rob the affluent of their hard-earned wealth. In traditional Obama fashion, the AFFH will actually...
  • The End of Federally Financed Ghettos

    07/12/2015 7:08:33 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 11, 2015 | THE EDITORIAL BOARD
    The Supreme Court issued an important ruling last month when it reminded state and local governments that the Fair Housing Act of 1968 bars them from spending federal housing money in a manner that perpetuates racial segregation. Last week, the Obama administration took an even more important step — one that has already changed the decades-long discussion about how to combat residential segregation. It rewrote the rules under the provision of the act that requires state and local governments to “affirmatively further” housing goals by making real efforts to cope with the cumulative results of the discrimination that confined black...
  • Obama Orders Cities And Towns To Racially Integrate !

    07/08/2015 10:05:27 PM PDT · by Crystal Palace East · 97 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 9 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Obama administration unveiled new rules Wednesday to rid the country of racially segregated neighborhoods by directing cities and towns to set goals for reducing segregation, and then regularly report their progress to the feds. Communities nationwide will be given a series of questions designed to help them figure out whether racial bias is causing segregated neighborhoods, racial or ethnically concentrated areas of poverty, unequal access to opportunity or disproportionate housing needs in their jurisdiction. They will be required to set goals related to that data and publicly report on their progress every three to five years. The Department of...
  • ‘Post-racial’ Obama announces new push to socially engineer every neighborhood by RACE

    07/08/2015 5:15:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/8/15 | soopermexican
    The federal government doesn’t want you to choose where to live, it wants to be able to decide that for you too, and they’re implementing that plan with new rules to order that by race. Because that’s how we defeat racism, we organize people by race.From the Washington Post: …on Wednesday, the Obama administration will announce long-awaited rules designed to repair the law’s unfulfilled promise and promote the kind of racially integrated neighborhoods that have long eluded deeply segregated cities like Chicago and Baltimore. The new rules, a top demand of civil-rights groups, will require cities and towns all over...
  • Obama to Introduce New Rules to Desegregate Neighborhoods

    07/08/2015 9:31:25 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 103 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 8, 2015 | Reuters
    The Obama administration on Wednesday will announce new rules requiring cities to look for racial bias in housing practices in order to promote racially integrated neighborhoods, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday. The rules would further the work of the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Act, which made it illegal to refuse to sell or rent a home to a person based on race, religion, gender or national origin. The Post said cities and towns now would be required to look for patterns of racial bias in local housing, report the results every three to five years and set goals on...
  • HUD report says housing vouchers best type of assistance

    07/07/2015 3:24:39 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 7, 2015 6:21 PM EDT | Glynn A. Hill
    A government study says housing vouchers may be the best way to reduce homelessness in the United States. A Department of Housing and Urban Development study released Tuesday examined homeless families in emergency shelters in 12 U.S. cities. After 18 months, the families that were offered a housing voucher were less likely to re-enter homelessness or experience housing instability. …
  • Shockingly, Americans not big on government enforced neighborhood diversity

    06/27/2015 8:52:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 42 replies
    HotAir ^ | June 27, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    A while back we discussed a proposed plan which Housing and Urban Development (HUD) was preparing to roll out. The goal was apparently to use public funds to impose a bit more “diversity” on neighborhoods by improving lower income neighborhood properties while mandating more low cost, public housing in wealthier areas. The response around here was, shall we say, less than enthusiastic, but hey… this is just one small corner of the interwebs, right? Perhaps the rest of the nation sees this as a wonderful opportunity and an idea whose time has come round at last. Let’s check in with...
  • HUD War Against the Suburbs

    06/18/2015 10:03:05 AM PDT · by Fay
    GOPUSA ^ | June 17, 2015 | Betsy McCaughey
    Politically correct propaganda has invaded our collective conscious with terms that somehow make what was once thought of as abnormal now seem normal. Along with this new jargon comes a new rationale that is irrational to many who persist in living in the real world. Unfortunately, often the realists have remained silent – indifferent to or intimidated by the name-calling of those claiming to be tolerant. And so the topsy-turvy world that once was America has now become a land where free speech is only afforded to those with loud voices who have a national platform and embrace liberal ideologies....
  • The Obama Administration Launches A War On The Suburbs

    06/17/2015 10:49:02 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 62 replies
    Investors.Com ^ | 06/16/2015 05:56 PM ET | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    An African-American millionaire can buy a home in any expensive suburb. Color is no longer a barrier. Despite this progress, President Obama's Department of Housing and Urban Development is accusing expensive towns of racism, simply because most minorities can't afford to live there. Westchester County, N.Y., has struggled since 2009 under a plan by a federal monitor to compel the county to comply with HUD's demands for multiunit affordable housing in expensive areas. Hillary Clinton claims to be a warrior against inequality. But her adopted hometown of Chappaqua, an upscale Westchester village that one resident describes as "a little piece...