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  • The Great Recession: 'Reparations' Gone Bad

    01/09/2020 5:24:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 9, 2020 | Larry Elder
    Some of the Democratic candidates for president support studying reparations to blacks to compensate for slavery. But in many ways, America has made reparations to blacks. What are race-based preferences if not a form of compensation for historical wrongs? Many cities have "set-aside" programs that award government contracts to minority contractors. President Lyndon Johnson pushed his Great Society programs to "end poverty and racial injustice." But few think of the federal government's housing policy, particularly the Community Reinvestment Act, or the CRA, as a form of reparations. But that is exactly what it was and still is. In many ways,...

    01/07/2020 11:48:39 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    HUD ^ | 01 07 2020 | HUD Staff
    HUD ISSUES IMPROVED FAIR HOUSING RULE WASHINGTON - The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published its proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which offers clearer guidance to states and local governments to help them improve affordable housing choices in their community. Read HUD's proposed rule. "HUD's commitment to Fair Housing remains as steadfast as ever before, and this improved rule reaffirms our mission of giving people more affordable housing options in communities across the country," said Secretary Carson. "By fixing the old Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, localities now have the flexibility to devise housing plans that...
  • HUD seeks to roll back Obama rule on housing desegregation

    01/07/2020 11:46:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 7, 2020 | Juliet Linderman and Hope Yen
    The Trump administration took steps Tuesday to roll back an Obama-era rule intended to ensure that communities confront and address racial segregation in housing, saying local governments have been overburdened by the requirements. The proposed Department of Housing and Urban Development rule would redefine fair housing standards to place more emphasis on improving housing choice rather than reducing discrimination. It would reduce regulatory burdens and eliminate the assessment tool used to map racial segregation under the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. According to HUD, simplifying the process for cities to meet fair housing requirements would help them meet their...
  • Democrats Seek To Outlaw Suburban, Single-Family House Zoning, Calling It Racist And Bad For Environment

    12/24/2019 10:31:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Virginia House Del. Ibraheem Samirah introduced a bill that would override local zoning officials to permit multi-family housing in every neighborhood, changing the character of quiet suburbs.Oregon passed a similar bill, following moves by cities such as Minneapolis; Austin, Texas; and Seattle.Proponents say urban lifestyles are better for the environment and that suburbs are bastions of racial segregation. Democrats in Virginia may override local zoning to bring high-density housing, including public housing, to every neighborhood statewide — whether residents want it or not.The measure could quickly transform the suburban lifestyle enjoyed by millions, permitting duplexes to be built on...
  • Maxine Waters: Ben Carson doesn't have the intelligence to be HUD secretary

    11/26/2019 8:11:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    How on earth is Maxine Waters able to judge the intelligence of Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned surgeon who invented new surgical procedures while a professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, at the very top of prestige and accomplishment in academic medicine? Yet the arrogant House member from Los Angeles, who somehow, on the basis of a political career, manages to live in a multimillion-dollar house in one of the fanciest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, denigrates the intelligence of one of the greatest medical innovators in the country and world. You can watch for yourself as Waters criticizes the intelligence...
  • Ben Carson accuses Maxine Waters of ‘shamelessness,’ lacking ‘basic manners’ in letter

    11/20/2019 12:26:56 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/20/2019 | Brie Stimson
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Monday accused Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., of lacking “basic manners” over a letter she sent to President Trump last month saying his “shamelessness knows no bounds," according to a report. Waters’ Oct. 28 letter demanded answers about the administration’s potential plan to push homeless Californians off the street and out of homeless camps, Politico reported. “Shamelessness," Carson wrote, "is a career politician of 30 years laying blame. Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent,” he said about her district in South Los Angeles County....
  • Carson’s latest answer on Puerto Rico aid not much better than the first

    10/23/2019 3:35:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot ^ | October 23, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Over the weekend, we looked at allegations that HUD had broken the law by not kicking off disaster relief fund disbursement for Puerto Rico in a timely fashion following Hurricane Maria. HUD officials offered some reasons why they didn’t meet the deadline, but none of them seemed to be particularly persuasive under the circumstances.At the time I noted that the press (and their friends, the Democrats) would likely take this opportunity to go after HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who has long been a target to tag some sort of scandal on. As the old saying goes… that didn’t take long....
  • When the Dream of Owning a Home Became a Nightmare

    10/19/2019 4:22:22 PM PDT · by karpov · 81 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 19, 2019 | Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
    When tens of thousands of African-Americans held the keys to their first homes in the early 1970s as part of a new federal program that encouraged black homeownership, they thought they were about to fulfill the American dream. Instead they got an American nightmare. The story begins with the urban uprisings of the late 1960s, which were reactions to decades of poverty, racism and a lack of opportunity. According to the Kerner Commission, a major cause was government-sponsored housing segregation that had confined African-Americans to rental housing in urban neighborhoods while subsidizing white flight to the suburbs. Black people, too,...
  • Secretary (HUD) Ben Carson writes to CA Govenor

    09/19/2019 6:31:24 PM PDT · by seenenuf · 50 replies
    Written response to CA for their request of Federal monies to shelter homeless.
  • Ben Carson Under Fire For Common Sense Transgender Observations

    09/21/2019 7:18:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Now we have some Democrats calling for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson to resign. I know what you’re probably thinking. Anyone who’s been following American politics at all for the last three years knows that Democrats calling for someone in the Trump administration to resign basically means it’s another day ending in a Y. But this dust-up has at least a bit of a twist to it.During a HUD staff meeting in San Francisco, Carson was addressing the staff and dropped a comment regarding transgender individuals. He included the phrase “big hairy men” entering women’s shelters...
  • ‘Cockroaches rained down’: Healthy Homes inspection empties one apartment building

    09/21/2019 1:49:31 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | September 4, 2019 | Allison Kite
    Kansas City officials, using a new housing inspection law, have moved residents out of a troubled Northland apartment building where they found roaches, severe plumbing problems and other dangerous health violations, the Health Department announced in a news conference Wednesday. In the building, city officials and elected leaders said they saw caved-in ceilings, mold and damp carpets. During their visit Friday, they walked through human excrement in an apartment where sewage had backed up into the toilet, sinks and bathtub. “Disgusting is the best way I can tell you what I saw,” Councilman Dan Fowler, who represents the area, said...
  • Five Things President Trump Can Do to Confront and Prevent a Homelessness Tsunami

    09/16/2019 8:39:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/16/2019 | Lance Izumi and Michele Steeb
    The television images of homeless adults, tent cities, discarded drug paraphernalia, and filthy conditions in America’s urban landscapes are shocking. The homeless people in these scenes didn’t grow up saying, “I can’t wait to become an addict and live on the street.” Clearly, several things went wrong over the course of their lives. For many living on the streets, the path to homelessness started early, with childhood trauma and adverse experiences. For example, in Santa Clara County, just south of San Francisco, 78 percent of homeless adults grew up in a household with a person with drug or alcohol dependence;...
  • Trump HUD official reacts to Epstein death: ‘Hillary’d!’ (Arkancide?)

    08/10/2019 11:04:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 56 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 10, 2019 | Tim Pearce
    Housing and Urban Development official Lynne Patton implied Hillary Clinton was involved in Jeffrey Epstein's death by suicide. Patton reacted to the news of Epstein’s death on Instagram, posting a screenshot of an article about Epstein’s suicide with the caption, "Hillary’d!!" "P.S. Let me know when I’m supposed to feel badly about this … #VinceFosterPartTwo," Patton added. Patton’s hashtag refers to Vince Foster, who served as deputy White House counsel under former President Bill Clinton. Foster died by suicide in 1993. The Instagram reaction to Epstein’s suicide from Lynne Patton, Trump-appointed regional director. See caption - — Maggie Haberman...

    07/31/2019 11:57:53 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    08/01/19 | Louis Foxwell
    <p>Dr. Ben Carson was thrown out of Sandtown yesterday, ostensibly for failing to get permission from the Morning Star Baptist Church of Christ to hold a press conference on a vacant lot owned by the church. The truth, not revealed elsewhere, is that none of the money announced by the Director will be used for the part of Baltimore that has been featured in reporting and discussions by President Trump.</p>
  • And With That Decision, Maybe We Know Why Elijah Cummings' Baltimore District Is A Nightmare

    07/31/2019 3:06:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | July 31, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    President Donald Trump and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) were the focal points of a social media duel, where the president trashed the Maryland Democrat for presiding over a city that’s totally in a state of disrepair. Cummings’ district encompasses a portion of the city, which Trump described as rat-infested, crime-ridden, and not hospitable. Of course, whatever Trump says has to be attacked—even when it’s true. The racism allegation was lobbed again. It fell flat with those with cognitive function…again. Normal people don’t care—and those who are curious will find out that the city is a mess. The residents agreed with Trump’s...
  • Cummings Skips Tour Of HUD Facility In Baltimore

    07/31/2019 10:07:59 AM PDT · by bitt · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/31/2019 | amber athey
    Maryland Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings declined an offer to tour a Baltimore Housing and Urban Development (HUD) facility with HUD secretary Ben Carson on Wednesday. HUD invited Cummings to tour the facility with Carson on Tuesday, however Cummings rejected the invitation, the Daily Caller has learned. When asked about Cummings’ absence at a press conference, Carson said that he did not know why Cummings did not attend the tour but guessed there may have been a scheduling issue. The Daily Caller reported exclusively on Tuesday that Carson would visit Baltimore in the wake of President Donald Trump’s tweets calling the...
  • Illegal Immigrants Are Contributing To Public Housing Shortage

    05/22/2019 11:35:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/22/2019 | Betsy McCaughey
    Housing shortages are plunging New York City and Los Angeles into crisis. Affordable rents are scarce. Families are doubling up. Shelters are jam-packed. And over 100,000 people are sleeping sprawled on the streets of these two cities. The waitlist for public housing is over four years long in LA and staggering 10 years in New York. These lists would be even longer if public officials hadn't closed them to any new applicants. Nationwide, an estimated 32,000 public households are being taken up by illegal immigrants. It's a powerful reason why the Trump administration is giving illegals 18 months to get...
  • Ben Carson hits back at Ilhan Omar after she knocks his performance during House hearing

    05/22/2019 4:35:39 PM PDT · by yoe · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    Ben Carson has fired back at Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Mich., after the controversial freshman congresswoman criticized him after a hearing Tuesday. Omar knocked the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) secretary over his conduct during an appearance before the House Financial Services Committee. "Not sure he was fully awake, maybe he meant to reclaim his time back to sleep," she quipped. She was playing off of Carson's request for time during a testy exchange with Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.
  • Democrats give public housing to illegal aliens instead of to U.S. citizens

    05/22/2019 10:34:04 AM PDT · by grundle · 7 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 22, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Democrats give public housing to illegal aliens instead of to U.S. citizens I just found out that Democrats are giving public housing to illegal aliens instead of to U.S. citizens.HUD Secretary Ben Carson said of this:“There is an affordable-housing crisis in this country, and we need to make certain our scarce public ­resources help those who are ­legally entitled to it.”President Trump has ordered illegal aliens to get out of public housing within 18 months.Democrats don’t like that one bit.New York City Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio said of Trump’s order:“This is what cruelty looks like.”Apparently, de Blasio doesn’t think it’s...
  • Smackdown: Dr. Ben Carson Takes Ilhan Omar To The Woodshed After She Took A Swing At Him

    05/22/2019 4:23:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies ^ | May 22, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Tweets and videos at link. Things got very testy between Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson and House Democrats. Carson received some ridicule in the media for mistaking a housing term for an Oreo cookie. Cortney has more : Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) set the tone by accusing Carson of leading an agency that is "actively causing harm," sentiments that were shared by other Democrats on the panel. "It pains me that your gifted hands are doing the bidding and carrying the water of what I believe to be one of the most morally bankrupt president's history," Rep....