Skip to comments.HUD Distributes $42 Million in Housing Counseling Funds to Liberal Activists
Posted on 03/20/2012 5:21:01 AM PDT by IbJensen
U.S. Secretary for Housing & Urban Development, Shaun Donovan speaks at The White House LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Conference on Housing & Homelessness held at Wayne State University, on Friday, March 9, 2012, in Detroit.
(CNSNews.com) The Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) announced the release of $42 million in federal funding for mortgage counseling, including to groups such as La Raza, the Urban League, and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
The HUD-approved counseling agencies this funding supports are crucial in helping struggling families on a one-to-one basis to manage their money, navigate the homebuying process, and secure their financial futures, HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan said on a conference call Friday.
However, some of those HUD-approved groups include well-known liberal activist organizations.
One such group, the National Council of La Raza a Spanish word that translates to the Race received approximately $1.7 million from HUD. La Raza has long supported so-called comprehensive immigration reform that would effectively grant amnesty to the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in America.
Another liberal group, the National Urban League, received approximately $1.05 million in HUD funds. The Urban League is one of Americas oldest civil rights organizations with a long history of social justice initiatives. Recently, it has denounced voter ID laws as voter suppression by another name.
A third liberal group is the National Community Reinvestment Corporation, which received approximately $2.5 million from HUD. NCRC is an activist group that seeks to combat perceived discrimination in housing and mortgage lending, and advocate for stronger enforcement of the federal Community Reinvestment Act including expanding the CRA to securities firms, insurance companies, and mortgage companies despite the fact that many claim the CRA played a major role in the 2008 mortgage crisis.
The remainder of the $42 million in federal funds was awarded to dozens of local affordable housing organizations, religious and private charities that cater to poor people who often lack the financial literacy needed to decide whether they can afford a mortgage or what type of loan is best for them.
I’m White, I’m Male, and I’m Christian.
And I’m not going to take it anymore!
Obama: Buying votes with our money.
Making payoff’s to his brethren.
The Republican congress should cut the HUD budget a minimum of $84 million.
“The Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) announced the release of $42 million in federal funding for...”
I really hate the term ‘federal funding’. I’d like a law passed that requires the Gov’t to refer to any spending with the words YOUR TAX DOLLARS.
Leftwing organizations survive on handouts of your money.
That is why they are winning the political war, YOU are FUNDING them.
Do you think its just HUD? This is common for decades. The leftist NGO’s all get government grants.
You’re not “taking” it. You’re on the “giving” end.
It’s those that are not WMC’s that are “taking” what YOU have.
$42-million to create billions in “sub-prime” mortgages.
The Republican congress, has done nothing and will do nothing. They are a disgusting bunch of eunuchs, who are afraid to uphold the Constitution of the United States.
After EPA this is my second choice of a total shutdown agency. We need to get rid of HUD.
And landlords beware. From regrettable personal experience I responded to a friendly telephone “rental inquiry” with information that my property (400 sq. ft.) was too small for family occupancy and received a “familial” discrimination complaint from HUD for my efforts. It resulted in a negotiated fine with some fair housing advocacy group in another city who spends its time trying to trap landlords with such frivolous complaints.
Most lawyers will advise pay the fine because contesting it would be more in legal fees than the fine amount.
It is in essence, government approved blackmail by housing surrogates of HUD which is probably the one of the most corrupt and incompetent federal agencies around.
announced the release of $42 million in federal funding for mortgage counseling, including to groups such as La Raza, the Urban League, and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition.
How’s this for mortgage counseling:
1. Don’t get a mortgage if you can’t pay it.
2. If you get a mortgage PAY IT!
Get your umbrella up. There will be a deluge of these actions in every direction. That is the way that ‘they’ do it. While you look ‘here’, they will do it ‘there’. Look ‘here’ and ‘there’ and a third way will spring up, ... and a fourth, ... and a fifth until you are dizzy and overwhelmed.
Votes WILL be bought and they will do it in a way they hope is unstoppable.