Obama uses HUD to compel diversity in your neighborhood

Comrade obama he be setting up our utopian dream for us. he good man that comrade obama man.

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Obama administration using housing department to compel diversity in neighborhoods
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By Doug McKelway
Published August 08, 2013

FoxNews.com
In a move some claim is tantamount to social engineering, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is imposing a new rule that would allow the feds to track diversity in America’s neighborhoods and then push policies to change those it deems discriminatory.
The policy is called, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.” It will require HUD to gather data on segregation and discrimination in every single neighborhood and try to remedy it.
HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan unveiled the federal rule at the NAACP convention in July.
“Unfortunately, in too many of our hardest hit communities, no matter how hard a child or her parents work, the life chances of that child, even her lifespan, is determined by the zip code she grows up in. This is simply wrong,” he said.
Data from this discrimination database would be used with zoning laws, housing finance policy, infrastructure planning and transportation to alleviate alleged discrimination and segregation.
Specifics of the proposed rule are lacking. Now published in the Federal Register and undergoing a 60-day comment period, the rule, “does not prescribe or enforce specific” policies.
But one critic says it smacks of utopian idealism.
“This is just the latest of a series of attempts by HUD to social engineer the American people,” said Ed Pinto, of the American Enterprise Institute. “It started with public housing and urban renewal, which failed spectacularly back in the 50’s and 60’s. They tried it again in the 90’s when they wanted to transform house finance, do away with down payments, and the result was millions of foreclosures and financial collapse.”
Some fear the rule will open the floodgates to lawsuits by HUD —  a weapon the department has already used  in places like Westchester County, N.Y., where mayors and attorneys representing several towns, like Cortlandt, are writing HUD  to protest burdensome fair housing mandates that go far beyond those agreed to in a 2009 settlement with HUD.
One letter written by Cortlandt town attorney Thomas Wood expresses a common dilemma.
“Cordlandt is mostly residential and has only a few vacant parcels that could be developed for commercial use,” he writes. “In order to stabilize the tax base amongst the most affordable in Westchester County, the Town Board needs to encourage the development of commercial property for commercial use.”
Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive recently said, “What they are trying to do is to say discrimination and zoning is the same thing. They are not. Discrimination won’t be tolerated. I won’t tolerate it. Zoning though, protects what can and can’t be built in a neighborhood.”
Also troublesome to critics is that the HUD secretary, in announcing this proposed rule, blamed poverty on zip codes – rather than other socio-economic factors that studies have shown contribute to poverty.
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JosephBC69
7 years ago

On a scale of 1 to 10, the overall Idiocy Rating of this completely wrong-headed, self-destructive gambit is surely 11.

Gingercake
Gingercake
7 years ago

This will be disastrous for the housing market. When someone puts their house up for sale, they’ll be told that, based on demographics, they can only sell to a ________. Then one of the right race comes in and offers pennies on the dollar, and the seller is obligated to accept or pull the house off the market.

Miche
Miche
7 years ago
Reply to  Gingercake

I agree! This is exactly what will happen. And if they don’t get their way, they will go crying to HUD or some other alphabet agency to get what they want. I can picture all kinds of con games going on when they put this into effect.

Gingercake
Gingercake
7 years ago
Reply to  Miche

Then there will be other buyers who will claim to be the right race, just a few generations back so you can’t tell by looking. Like Elizabeth Warren, for example(!!!) How many layers of bureaucracy will be needed to prove race? And how many generations back is sufficient?

Anonymous
Anonymous
7 years ago

These are the same idiots who brought us the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Projects… only worse now.

randy63ism
randy63ism
7 years ago

What can I say? These libtards never learn. Liberalism is a mental illness.

Dave
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Dave
7 years ago

Add HUD to the growing list of intrusive government agencies the House repubs should be defunding.
-Dave

Christy
Christy
7 years ago

Does this mean I can demand a home in Beverly Hills so my kids can have all the same advantages even though we are not millionaires?

japoa
7 years ago

How in the hell does ” zip codes ” play a role in poverty ? These commie pervs will stop at nothing in their search for ” utopia ” . This almost sounds like ” affirmative action ” for the housing market . Gee , haven’t we been down this road before ?

igor
igor
7 years ago

odd how diversity only applies to certain aspects but not to everything diversify basketball diversify combat casualties two perfect examples very few white basketball players these days in a sport that is as fake as wrestling or more so. american soldiers killed is so overwhelmingly white but diversity is never an option last i checked the dod’s records 98% of those killed in combat fighting for america have been white. less then 2% have been black that is such a ridiculously low number it is beyond pathetic and yet no talks of diversity

Gingercake
Gingercake
7 years ago
Reply to  igor

Blacks aren’t taught to love their country, for the most part, so I guess a greater percentage in the military are white.