(Publisher’s Note: In the Dec. 7 Newsmax Internet Magazine the following information about HUD (Housing and Urban Development), gives a microscopic view of the social planner’s purpose of this sprawling tax-payers boondoggle that the Trump Administration has inherited in which he has just chosen Dr. Ben Carson as its Chairman. Other than eliminating it altogether, Carson’s appointment is the next best thing, especially if he will use it to bring it under control, which will be a miracle. The article, in part, reads as follows.”
Carson’s plate is full.
Called “affordable housing” into upper income areas as a war to destroy the suburbs.
Writing in Conservative Review, Daniel Horowitz describes Obama’s plot to socially engineer the suburbs into bastions of liberalism:
“The AFFH represents the worst form of social transformation without representation and is the capstone of Obama’s effort to fundamentally transform America. It is an ad hoc federal gerrymander to force local governments to impose low-income housing in areas HUD targets for social engineering while funneling funds to left-wing community organizing groups to transfer people from the inner city into suburban neighborhoods. It represents one of the worst violations of federalism, property rights and the true ideals of equal opportunity expressed in the Declaration of Independence.
Every American has the right and opportunity to purchase property, housing or rentals in any part of the country. However, the federal government has no constitutional power to mandate the breakdown of natural settlement and development for different neighborhoods and counties in order to enrich their favored NGOs. Under the AFFH, HUD unilaterally decides that not enough individuals from a given race or ethnicity live in a particular jurisdiction. Then, in order to leverage the local government to “identify significant determinants that influence or contribute to those issues, and set forth fair housing priorities and goals to address fair housing issues and determinants,” HUD threatens to withhold community development block grants.
Further, HUD uses their army of lawyers and groups like the NAACP and ACLU to threaten lawsuits against counties that fail to comply with this scheme. While the 5-4 activist court decision from last year (Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc.) to codify “disparate impact” into housing laws doesn’t fully support HUD’s new rule, it is close enough to scare off cash-strapped counties from engaging in protracted legal battles to protect their interests.”
Conservatives will now be counting on Dr. Carson to unwind this attack on America’s suburbs.