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  • HUD NEEDS FAITH INITIATIVES TO SHRINK POVERTY

    02/24/2017 9:40:02 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/17 | John Anthony
    Programs like Joseph Project, the Miss Mary Project create real sustainable success that can blossom into prosperity and change lives. If HUD will use their vast communications network to support those community efforts, we will shrink poverty Since the 1964 Civil Rights Act was passed, The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has expanded its mandate to enforce these laws by labeling everything that is not equal, from the educational experience and housing, to the relative wealth of your residential zip code, as discriminatory.
  • Trump can halt HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing, today!

    01/24/2017 10:27:40 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/24/17 | John Anthony
    Much of AFFH is buried in regulatory law Yes, President Trump can halt HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing program even before Dr. Carson is confirmed. If you follow the news, you probably noticed that President Trump is moving quickly on his campaign promises. You have also probably noticed that the Senate opposition is slow-walking his cabinet appointments to make it harder to for the president to address regulatory actions.
  • Obama Told Us ‘Elections Have Consequences.’ Here’s One Way to Reverse His Liberal Legacy.

    01/19/2017 12:33:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 17, 2017 | Senator Mike Lee
    “Elections have consequences, and at the end of the day, I won.”These were the infamous words President Barack Obama used to scold congressional Republicans just three days after his inauguration in 2009, foreshadowing how he would approach policymaking for the next eight years.Rather than listening to and trying to work with Republicans, Obama governed through brute force—with his “pen and phone” more often than with the consent of Congress—guided by the dictates of his progressive ideology rather than the interests of the American people.In virtually every policy area—from health care and immigration to the deployment of American troops and the...
  • Race Offender HUD $1M, Lied On Resume To Get Job With Minority Status Contractor(buckwheat)

    01/16/2017 8:32:04 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/15/2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Mary Kinney quietly retired last year as Ginnie Mae’s chief operating officer after officials there paid $900,000 to settle a subordinate’s racism complaint against her, then cashed in on her public service experience to land a position in a firm that uses minority status to win non-competitive government contracts. Kinney — who is caucasian — also claimed the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) picked her for its most prestigious employee award in 2015, after it found out about conduct it called “utterly humiliating” and “race denigrating” toward blacks and determined that “discriminatory malice permeated her mindset.” But HUD...
  • Clinton cover-ups (Barrett Report)

    03/07/2006 7:23:21 AM PST · by rellimpank · 71 replies · 3,508+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 07 Mar 06 | Mark Goodman
    Lost in the tumult over Islamic port deals and Katrina video capers is the recently released -- and willfully ignored -- Barrett Report. David Barrett, you'll recall, is the independent counsel appointed in 1995 to investigate allegations of impropriety against President Clinton's Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros. Mr. Barrett found his path mined by the Justice Department, the Internal Revenue Service and President Clinton's attorneys, even after Mr. Clinton departed the White House. He prepared 18 felony indictments against Mr. Cisneros but had to settle for a guilty plea on a misdemeanor charge (lying to the...
  • Clinton cover-ups

    03/07/2006 4:23:37 AM PST · by libstripper · 38 replies · 1,396+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2006 | Mark Goodman
    Lost in the tumult over Islamic port deals and Katrina video capers is the recently released -- and willfully ignored -- Barrett Report. David Barrett, you'll recall, is the independent counsel appointed in 1995 to investigate allegations of impropriety against President Clinton's Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros. Mr. Barrett found his path mined by the Justice Department, the Internal Revenue Service and President Clinton's attorneys, even after Mr. Clinton departed the White House. He prepared 18 felony indictments against Mr. Cisneros but had to settle for a guilty plea on a misdemeanor charge (lying to the...
  • Ben Carson: Role Model

    01/14/2017 11:15:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 14, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    During his Senate confirmation hearing, Dr. Ben Carson, secretary of Housing and Urban Development-designate, told a story. He said his mother was a domestic who cleaned beautiful homes. One day she asked him if he would rather live in those nice houses or the house in which he and his brother lived in Detroit. She told him that only he could decide the type of home he would eventually live in by how much he studied in school and the choices he made for his life. Thus motivated, Carson said he went from last in his class to first,...
  • Elizabeth Warren Asked Ben Carson To Promise Trump Won’t Get Money Intended To Help Poor. He Refused

    01/12/2017 12:12:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 01/12/2017 | Zach Carter
    During his confirmation hearing Thursday, Ben Carson repeatedly refused to guarantee that money from the Department of Housing and Urban Development would not go to benefit President-elect Donald Trump or his family. “Among the billions of dollars that you will be handing out in grants and loans, can you just assure us that not one dollar will go to benefit either the president-elect or his family?” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) asked. “I can assure you that the things that I do are driven by a sense of morals and values,” Carson responded. “And therefore I will absolutely not play favorites...
  • EXCLUSIVE: HUD Spent Almost $1M To Cover Up Accusation Against Top Exec

    01/12/2017 7:07:30 AM PST · by rktman · 20 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/11/2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Taxpayers wrote a $900,000 settlement check to a federal employee to compensate her for once being likened to a “Little Rascals” character by her boss, The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group (TheDCNF) has learned. The secret settlement appears to be one of the largest-ever discrimination settlement payouts to an individual federal employee. The payment came after an Equal Opportunity Employment office ruled that the remark was racist and accepted without challenge the claim that it caused nearly a million dollars worth of emotional harm. The offending boss was Mary K. Kinney, then-executive vice president of Ginnie Mae, which is...
  • Think Globally, Act Obediently

    01/09/2017 11:48:18 PM PST · by Ray76 · 9 replies
    Sustainable Freedom Lab ^ | Jul 27, 2016 | John Anthony
    Two-hundred years after signing a declaration protecting Americans’ right to pursue life, liberty and property, the stewards of the very government our Founders formed, began stealing all three.The story of why and how our government, through federal agencies like HUD and the EPA implement global law is the story of America’s return to slavery.To understand the importance of the story we must first recognize the importance of property rights.For example, if you own a farm, but another person tells you what to plant, where you can mow, and whom you must have for neighbors, your ownership becomes worthless.  That other...
  • Jim Brown, Ray Lewis Talk of 'Fantastic' Meeting With PEOTUS Trump (reducing gang violence)

    12/13/2016 5:14:46 PM PST · by drewh · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 12/13/16 02:23 PM EST | BY BEN KAMISAR
    Brown and Lewis praised the president-elect after the meeting at Trump Tower. They said they primarily spoke to Trump about Brown's Amer-I-Can philanthropy, which aims to keep kids away from gang violence. "We couldn't have had a better meeting," Brown said. "The graciousness, the intelligence, the reception we got was fantastic." Former "Apprentice" star Omarosa Manigault and Cleveland Pastor Darrell Scott, two of Trump's most prominent black supporters, sat in on the meeting. Scott told reporters that the president-elect gave a "verbal commitment" to merge Brown's program with the Trump administration. Throughout the campaign's closing stretch, Trump make direct appeals...
  • Obama, Gates Work to Dissolve Suburban School Districts

    12/08/2016 9:27:44 PM PST · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | Sep 19, 2016 | Stanley Kurtz
    AFFH (Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing), President Obama’s most radical regulation, continues to go virtually unmentioned in the campaign. You might think a policy that allows big cities to swallow up and control surrounding suburbs would be widely debated and discussed, especially in an election where the suburbs hold the balance of power. Instead, both presidential candidates make a point of avoiding the issue. Meanwhile, it’s become increasingly clear that AFFH is about a great deal more than housing. In truth, this sweepingly transformative regulation creates levers by which the feds can reach into almost every aspect of local government. In...
  • HUD/DOE/DOT - Dear Colleagues letter

    12/08/2016 9:11:11 PM PST · by Ray76 · 11 replies
    Dear Colleagues: As the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Transportation... Today, our agencies are calling on local education, transportation, and housing leaders to work together on issues at the intersection of our respective missions in helping to guarantee full access of opportunity across the country.
  • Burn Down the Suburbs?

    12/08/2016 7:17:21 PM PST · by Ray76 · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz
    Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them. Obama is a longtime supporter of “regionalism,” the idea that the suburbs should be folded into the cities, merging schools, housing, transportation, and above all taxation. One of Obama’s original trainers, Mike Kruglik, has hived off a new organization called Building One America In July of 2011, Kruglik’s Building One America held a conference at the White House. The ultimate goal [] is quite literally to abolish the suburbs. One approach is to force suburban residents into densely packed cities by blocking development on the outskirts...
  • HUD-DOT-EPA Partnership for Sustainable Communities

    12/08/2016 7:42:37 PM PST · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    EPA ^ | Jul 12, 2011
    On June 16, 2009, EPA joined with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to help improve access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment in communities nationwide. Through a set of guiding livability principles and a partnership agreement that will guide the agencies' efforts, this partnership will coordinate federal housing, transportation, and other infrastructure investments to protect the environment, promote equitable development, and help to address the challenges of climate change.
  • Based on Absolutely Nothing, New York Times Frets Over Carson Nomination to HUD

    12/06/2016 7:58:42 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Stephen Kruiser
    Today's installment of "We're Doomed, We're Doomed!" comes via The New York Times regarding the nomination of Dr. Ben Carson to head up the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Big-city mayors and housing experts are nervous about the idea of a billionaire real estate developer in the White House. Now President-elect Donald J. Trump has picked Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon with no housing experience, as his nominee for secretary of Housing and Urban Development — and high anxiety has set in. As The Times’s Mid-Atlantic bureau chief, I have spent a lot of time in Baltimore, Cleveland and...
  • US House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Ben Carson is a 'disconcerting and disturbingly...

    12/05/2016 6:58:59 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 71 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/5/16 | Frank Thorp
    Unable to copy and paste from Twitter, for some reason. There's a short statement from Pelosi at the link.
  • Donald Trump names Ben Carson for housing and urban development secretary

    12/05/2016 3:53:06 AM PST · by usafa92 · 202 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/5/2016 | Reena flores
    Dr. Ben Carson will be Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the president-elect’s transition team confirmed Monday morning. “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities,” Mr. Trump said in a statement released by his team.”We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares my optimism about the future of our country and is part of ensuring that this is a Presidency representing all Americans. He is a...
  • Cruel Obama to ban smoking in welfare housing

    11/30/2016 6:18:03 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 61 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The policy will be viewed as punitive and cruel and noncompliance will be widespread. It is incredibly foolish and unkind. The U.S. Department of Homewrecking and Utopian Development (HUD) said it plans to forbid smoking in public housing units to protect millions of low-income tenants from the ridiculously over-hyped effects of secondhand tobacco smoke. The ban will affect more than 940,000 units of housing subsidized by federal taxpayers. “Every child deserves to grow up in a safe, healthy home free from harmful second-hand cigarette smoke,” head HUD honcho Julián Castro said in a statement.
  • Ben Carson Accepts HUD Secretary Post, Spokesman Says

    11/23/2016 12:55:56 PM PST · by abb · 118 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 23, 2016 | Damian Paletta and Biography @damianpaletta Damian.Paletta@wsj.com Nick Timiraos
    President-elect Donald Trump has selected former GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson as the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, a spokesman for Mr. Carson said. The spokesman, Armstrong Williams, said Mr. Carson was offered the HUD secretary post and has accepted it.
  • Ben Carson hints he will accept Cabinet position in Trump administration (HUD)

    11/23/2016 10:40:12 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/16 | Jessie Hellmann
    Ben Carson on Wednesday hinted that he would accept a position within President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet. Trump has said he is considering Carson to helm the Department of Housing and Urban Development, citing his former presidential rival's experience growing up in the "inner city." "After serious discussions with the Trump transition team, I feel that I can make a significant contribution particularly to making our inner cities great for everyone," Carson said on Facebook. "We have much work to do in strengthening every aspect of our nation and ensuring that both our physical infrastructure and our spiritual infrastructure is solid,"...
  • Trump asks Ben Carson to consider Housing secretary post

    11/22/2016 6:46:24 PM PST · by Innovative · 36 replies
    LA Times ^ | Nov. 22, 2016 | Chris Megerian
    Donald Trump asked Ben Carson to consider serving as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, an advisor to the former Republican presidential candidate said Tuesday. They discussed the potential job at a meeting in the morning and Carson is "seriously considering" it, said the advisor, Armstrong Williams. "It’s a role that plays to Dr. Carson’s passions," he said. Asked what qualifications the retired neurosurgeon has for overseeing housing policy, Williams said: “Dr. Carson has experience with everything. You’d be shocked at the depth of his experience.”
  • Trump: "I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD...

    11/22/2016 11:48:50 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    Twitter ^ | Donald Trump
    WHOLE TITLE: "I am seriously considering Dr. Ben Carson as the head of HUD. I've gotten to know him well--he's a greatly talented person who loves people!"
  • Cuomo increasingly ‘paranoid’ over corruption probe

    06/13/2015 7:53:54 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 13, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Paralysis and “paranoia’’ brought on by US Attorney Preet Bharara’s ongoing corruption probe have come to define Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration with just seven days to go in the legislative session, a worried Cuomo ally and others have told The Post.
  • Uh, Hillary, Your Hubby Caused the 2008 Recession

    09/28/2016 5:12:01 AM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 28, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    On the debate stage Monday night, Hillary Clinton smugly repeated the big lie that Democrats have been telling with something close to impunity since 2008. “We had the worst financial crisis, the Great Recession, the worst since the 1930s,” said Hillary. “That was in large part because of tax policies that slashed taxes on the wealthy, failed to invest in the middle class, took their eyes off of Wall Street, and created a perfect storm.”
  • How HUD Tramples Liberal Voters to Boost the Liberal Elite

    09/05/2016 4:59:54 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/05/16 | John Anthony
    Targeting cities means targeting Democrats When HUD threatens communities with lawsuits and civil rights reviews, don’t expect political affiliations to help. Don’t expect discrimination to erode either. HUD has a different end in mind. Through their Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, the agency uses threats of lawsuits and the withholding of grant funds to control local zoning and land use. In Rockford, IL, the agency even forced the town council to reverse the voters’ decision not to move forward with an affordable housing project.
  • HUD Moves to Dictate Classroom Diversity

    08/23/2016 10:02:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | John Anthony
    It is time to recognize that devious bureaucrats and out of control federal agencies are the real enemies of economic mobility (In a bold move, HUD partnered with the Departments of Transportation and Education to create a massive alteration in the way children experience school. The program is designed to help low-income families grow financially. Instead, it accomplishes something much different.) HUD is the ‘gold’ standard of dangerously unchecked bureaucracies. Dangerous because the agency’s zealous moves already threaten property owners’ choices and undermine the authority of local public officials.
  • Obama to force women’s shelter to admit transgender men: report

    08/16/2016 6:43:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 34 replies
    Life Site ^ | Aug. 16, 2016 | Ben Johnson
    Barack Obama is set to finalize a federal rule requiring many women’s shelters to admit men who identify as “transgender,” potentially placing abused women and children at risk of being victimized again. If enacted, all homeless shelters – including battered women’s shelters – that receive federal funding would have to allow people to use the homeless shelter of the sex with which they identify, regardless of their appearance, anatomy, or the “complaints of other shelter residents.” Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro proposed the so-called “Equal Access Rule” last October. Media outlets say it will become...
  • Transgender rules for homeless shelters spark firestorm

    08/16/2016 11:52:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies
    thehill.com ^ | August 16, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Homeless shelters have become the latest battleground in the national debate over transgender rights. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is expected in September to finalize regulations that would allow people to stay in homeless shelters based on the gender they identify with. The proposal has set off a firestorm, pitting LGBT groups against religious organizations that operate many homeless shelters. “Transgender women are women regardless of whether they were born male,” said David Stacy, government affairs director at the Human Rights Campaign. “If you’re a transgender woman and you walk into a homeless shelter and they treat...
  • Sale of Federal Mortgages to Investors Puts Greater Burden on Blacks, Suit Says

    08/15/2016 11:24:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 14, 2016 | JESSICA SILVER-GREENBERG and MICHAEL CORKERY
    For years, the federal government avoided insuring mortgages in black neighborhoods, a practice known as redlining that exacerbated racial divides throughout America’s cities. Redlining has long been outlawed, but in New York City, the federal government is again disproportionately hurting black homeowners, according to a federal lawsuit filed by a nonprofit that represents low-income New Yorkers. This time, the suit says, the government is fueling racial disparities not through its lending policies but in how it handles foreclosures. Since the financial crisis pushed thousands of homeowners in New York and across the country into foreclosure, the federal Department of Housing...
  • Dougco right to turn down federal dollars with too many strings [ Colorado]

    07/27/2016 6:58:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | July 27, 2016 | Kim Monson
    Something very courageous happened at a recent Douglas County commissioners’ hearing. Colorado Community Media reported that at a June 28 hearing, Commissioners Roger Partridge and David Weaver voted “no” to accepting federal Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies. In the past, CDBG funds have been distributed to a variety of nonprofit and non-governmental entities throughout Douglas County. Both commissioners voiced their concerns of the far-reaching rules, regulations and compliance requirements hidden deep within HUD’s updated CDBG application. Included in HUD’s application are two things that should cause each of us to pause. The first is the...
  • Watchdog: HUD's Castro violated federal law by touting Clinton in interview

    07/19/2016 6:56:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 19, 2016 | (Joseph Weber)
    Housing Secretary and potential Democratic vice-presidential prospect Julian Castro violated federal law when he touted Hillary Clinton’s candidacy in a media interview earlier this year, according to a federal watchdog report released Monday. The seven-page report by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel concluded Castro violated the Hatch Act, which bars most Executive Branch officials from expressing their political views while on official business. According to the report, he crossed the line during an April 4 interview that mostly was about HUD’s plans to increase Internet access to children and other agency-related issues. …
  • Feds: HUD Secretary Julián Castro violated Hatch Act in interview regarding Hillary Clinton

    07/18/2016 1:26:40 PM PDT · by red-dawg · 37 replies
    My San Antonio ^ | 7/18/16 | Kelsey Bradshaw
    SAN ANTONIO— A U.S. Office of Special Counsel report released Monday found that Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro violated the Hatch Act, which restricts the political activity of some federal employees, during an April interview with Yahoo News. Castro's statements during the interview, according to a OSC news release, mixed his "personal political views with officials agency business despite his efforts to clarify that some answers were being given in his personal capacity." The department found he violated the act by "advocating for and against presidential candidates while giving a media interview in his official capacity on April...
  • 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 · 18 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...