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An Affordable Housing Project Faces Opposition in Wealthy Chappaqua
The New York Times ^ | 02/17/2014 | Joseph Berger

Posted on 02/20/2014 6:05:10 AM PST by polstar123

"It's important to introduce children to diversity so they grow up knowing these people are just like us, no different."

The project would allow Chappaqua, where 91 percent of the residents are white, to contribute to a desegregation settlement Westchester County reached in 2009 that is being overseen by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development...The county is required to aggressively market those apartments to nonwhites.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: affordablehousing; chappaqua
Typical government social engineering so some of these people can be handed crumbs of privilege but never allowed to work their way to achieve it like the 'us people' AND 'these people' who did earn it. Why is this an issue of race? This is a community that welcomes all sorts of people who earn their way there- white people, black people, purple people, even the Clintons.
1 posted on 02/20/2014 6:05:11 AM PST by polstar123
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To: polstar123
Ha haaaaaa!!!

Never happen. Not as long as the Clintons live there.

Just like there will never be windmill farms on Martha's Vineyard.

2 posted on 02/20/2014 6:08:51 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: ken5050

Ping!


3 posted on 02/20/2014 6:09:28 AM PST by maggief
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To: polstar123

One can hear the HillaBeast screaming, “How dare they propose ‘Take in the trash’ where I live!”

Ironically, the developer found a place on the other side of the Railroad Tracks.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 6:10:07 AM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: polstar123

“It’s important to introduce children to diversity so they grow up knowing these people are just like us, no different.”


Rhetoric only. Liberals only say this, they don’t believe it. Don’t listen to what they say—watch what the do and the effect of their policies.


5 posted on 02/20/2014 6:11:12 AM PST by rbg81
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6 posted on 02/20/2014 6:12:20 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Texas Eagle

...or a “Housing Project” on Martha’s Vineyard.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 6:12:53 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: rbg81

Black community doesn’t have to accept Trader Joes, so why does a white community have to accept “affordable housing”?

Not exactly the same, of course, but still...the idea of changing the community was reason enough to protest the Trader Joe’s store...

Here’s some info on this Westchester county deal:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/12/obama-moves-to-impose-his-vision-of-how-we-should-live-part-two.php

And more on the overall plan:

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/12/obama-moves-to-impose-his-vision-of-how-we-should-live-part-one.php#!


8 posted on 02/20/2014 6:15:46 AM PST by ltc8k6
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To: ken5050
"Report from Chappaqua" ping ......

I can't find the Chappaqua version of this pic anywhere (photobucket doesn't work on FR any longer?)

9 posted on 02/20/2014 6:21:23 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: WayneS

Also true.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 6:21:51 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: rbg81

“And I love blacks and gays and latinos, as long as they don’t live next door. So love me, love me, love me, I’m a liberal” -— Jello Biafra, Dead Kennedys

Pretty much nailed it.


11 posted on 02/20/2014 6:22:56 AM PST by stremba
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To: Texas Eagle
Oh, this housing will go up in Chappaqua because the Clintons couldn't care less. Do you think their neighborhood will be affected? Or that any criminal will get close to their house? Do they have to worry about the quality of the local public school? Does their property value there matter all that much to them, in light of how many tens of millions Slick Willie has made since leaving the White House? The answer to all these questions is, “No”.
12 posted on 02/20/2014 6:25:01 AM PST by utahagen
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To: utahagen
Interesting point. Hadn't thought of that.

Also, by bringing trailer park trash for SS agents to drag hundred dollar bills through closer to home, it will be easier for the agents to keep Bill entertained while Hillary is out on the campaign trail.

13 posted on 02/20/2014 6:28:15 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: polstar123

Coming to an area near you. The Feds have been very aggressive in pushing these kinds of developments on neighborhoods across the nation.

The idea is that more affluent communities should ‘welcome’ the opportunity to host a more diverse residents in order to provide them a role model. The newer, poorer, residents will see how the more affluent live and will come to understand that if they pattern their lives after the affluent, then they will leave behind their lives of welfare dependency, crime, and poverty. The will see a new way of life were people leave their homes and commute to their jobs where they earn a very good living.

Actually, the idea does have promise in improving the lives of the more diverse populations moving into these more affluent areas. Once the more affluent leave for work, the new more diverse residents also leave their subsidized housing for their chosen career of breaking and entering into their neighbors homes where they find all sorts of easily stolen merchandise which can be easily and quickly fenced thus improving their lifestyles.

The other idea is that once the more affluent come to know their newer and more diverse neighbors, they will see how difficult their lives are and will support more welfare and wealth redistribution schemes especially if these schemes do not improve the diversity of their neighborhoods.

BTW, do not attempt to thwart these schemes. The feds have been known to take persons organizing against the plans to court citing their opposition as a violation of the civil rights of the more diverse. Some of the more affluent have used their constitutional rights of freedom of speech and the right to petition their government as a defense. The feds have told those using these as a defense that these rights do not hold, they are superseded by the rights of the more diverse under federal law.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 6:28:25 AM PST by DugwayDuke
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To: polstar123

It is only White areas that have ‘diversity’ forced upon them at bayonet point. Nobody is forcing Whites into black or hispanic neighborhoods.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 6:33:08 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: GladesGuru

Hillary will come out in support of it. She’ll champion it from every venue she can find.

Then they will move.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 6:36:57 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto
Nobody is forcing whites into black or hispanic neighborhoods.

It was tried with busing. It didn't work. Instead, white parents left their established urban neighborhoods. And with busing the black students who wanted to excel went to the "better" neighborhood schools. The result is that you have inner city schools that have never been as all-black or as under performing as they are now.

So what's the response? The idiots in charge are closing those under performing inner city schools and busing all of the kids out of the neighborhood. It causes a total destruction of the neighborhood, as the school was the last place left that had neighborhood focus.

So now, you've got to do something with those abandoned minorities in the inner city. Next brilliant idea....move them to the 'burbs into low-income developments.

No wonder the wealthy elite have spare houses in gated mountain communities and on islands.

17 posted on 02/20/2014 6:53:36 AM PST by grania
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To: polstar123

My schadenfreude meter is pinging.

I’m always entertained by liberals getting a case of NIMBY when suddenly the unwashed masses gain a foothold in their tidy little surroundings.


18 posted on 02/20/2014 6:57:36 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: polstar123

This crap makes me sick. NOBODY is keeping these people out. The people who live here would gladly welcome any family: black, white, asian, latino, whatever. Just get a mortgage, move in, and act like civilized members of society.

If the “diversed” people want to live here, nobody is stopping them. All they have to do is get a job... start living like a civilzed person... make decent choices... WORK HARD and they can live wherever they want.

Liberals make me sick with all this ‘diversity’ horsecrap. They say that our communities need to be diverse so the children will think everyone is the same.
Guess what?! People are NOT the same. Thats life. Some people are productive citizens, some people are social parasites.
And YES... the productive citizens ARE BETTER people.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 6:58:22 AM PST by envisio (It's on like Donkey Kong!)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Photobucket works for me.

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20 posted on 02/20/2014 7:00:40 AM PST by Graybeard58 (Welfare is a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. F.D.R.)
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To: polstar123
For 20 years I owned a house in one of the most desirable section of one of Boston's most desirable suburbs.Mine was a small,tidy,sturdy house in an area littered with million- dollar-plus McMansions.Nearby there was a piece of open land on which some developer announced they'd build several units of "affordable housing".Well,the neighbors were outraged."What about the traffic?",they asked."Our kids will be sitting ducks in that traffic",they said.Absolutely amazing....funny if it wasn't so transparent and disgusting.

Oh,and BTW...that town went for Osama Obama something like 75-25...both times.

and for those who want to have even more fun,google "Commonwealth Day School".It's a story told surprisingly well by the Harvard Crimson (yes,*that* Harvard) about the naked hypocrisy of some of this nation's brightest (by *their* reckoning at least) and most compassionate citizens.

21 posted on 02/20/2014 7:02:50 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama: "I can do whatever I want")
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To: polstar123

Liberals swoon over civil rights - until Blacks start moving into the neighborhood.


22 posted on 02/20/2014 7:06:30 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: polstar123
That town is uber Liberal. I don't live from from it and you get dirty looks if don't drive a BMW or Audi. I assume they will do what other Liberal towns do here and declare any open areas as wet lands and in need of a 20 year Environmental Impact study.
23 posted on 02/20/2014 7:13:23 AM PST by bc42875
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Isn’t protesting against ‘gentrification’ code for anti white discrimination?


24 posted on 02/20/2014 7:23:20 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: bc42875
Montgomery country, maryland THE Freak state), has a policy for years that has been "opening" neighborhoods. It requires housing developments of more than 50 units or so to build MPDUs (moderately-priced-dwelling-units) so as to have those with fewer financial resources to live in your neighborhood. Great...you work hard to move to a better place and the DIMs/LIBs force others with "different values" on you. Just great. DIMs/LIBs are insane.
25 posted on 02/20/2014 7:26:22 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

Don’t give them any new ideas!


26 posted on 02/20/2014 7:27:40 AM PST by RipSawyer (No tagline added because I have switched to tackle.)
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To: polstar123
quote “It's important to introduce children to diversity so they grow up knowing these people are just like us, no different”

um... just the opposite will occur!

everyone in school will know 100% sure that THOSE people are different in 100 different ways (besides skin color) and none of them positive!

I expect a mass Exodus of rich white people from that school district.

27 posted on 02/20/2014 7:45:29 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: DugwayDuke

This whole “diversity” idea is based on the concept that sewage can be turned into lemonade by mixing small quantities of sewage with lemonade. Try it at you next garden party and wait for the praise.


28 posted on 02/20/2014 7:49:49 AM PST by libstripper (Asv)
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To: polstar123

Always amuses me when the lefty libs all of a sudden have to face what the average American faces.....government mandates. they squeal like pigs and rant and rave and sound like the idiots they are


29 posted on 02/20/2014 7:57:29 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Texas Eagle

Funny!

Another point: as HRC hears up to run for President, she is not going to do anything to derail a low-income housing project in Chappaqua. She wouldn’t even do anything behind the scenes, because it would be better for her if the project is going forward when she’s running.


30 posted on 02/20/2014 8:09:37 AM PST by utahagen
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To: AppyPappy
You're right, although they don't even have to move. The project won't be near their house and the Secret Service swarm all over their property, so crime won't be an issue. The Clintons probably will hang onto the house just to look good, even if they spend almost no time there. Money is not a concern (anymore) for the Clintons, so they can afford to keep and run the Chappaqua house even if they don't use it often.
31 posted on 02/20/2014 8:12:20 AM PST by utahagen
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To: polstar123
families of four earning no more than roughly $64,000 would qualify, as would poorer families, including those who receive federal vouchers.

I don't make anywhere near that. Talk about a slap in the face, a punch in the nose and a kick in the shins.

32 posted on 02/20/2014 8:41:26 AM PST by bgill
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To: maggief
Let's see....26 families..that'll eman another 50+ kids in the school system...average cost now is about $13,000 per kid..do the math..

OTOH..lots of maids and nannies will now be able to live close to their jobs..

33 posted on 02/20/2014 9:10:06 AM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: ken5050
26 families..that'll eman another 50+ kids in the school system...average cost now is about $13,000 per kid..do the math

The Chappaqua School District spends about $25K per pupil funded by the average property tax bill of $23K per household. The schools there are good which is why so many people, including 15% non-whites, sacrifice so much by stretching their housing and property tax budgets to live there.

Whiteness does not seem to be the common thread, seems like hard work and success. Sure there might be lots of Mercedes and Porches in the town, but during the work week there are fewer at the country clubs than there are parked in the commuter lot for 16 hours a day. Why is that unfair and need to be torn apart? Sounds like someone's American dream at work.

34 posted on 02/20/2014 9:55:00 AM PST by polstar123
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To: Nifster
With the exception of the ‘toons, I highly doubt this neighborhood has too many ‘rats. Most other people there actually work for a living.

If anything, the idiots in city hall chose to force diversity in the neighborhood to “make it hurt”.

35 posted on 02/20/2014 4:20:45 PM PST by varyouga
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To: varyouga

gotcha


36 posted on 02/20/2014 8:34:27 PM PST by Nifster
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To: varyouga
With the exception of the ‘toons, I highly doubt this neighborhood has too many ‘rats. Most other people there actually work for a living.

60/40 for Obama in the last election but the local slate went Republican, better than some towns in Westchester, but not great. It's historically a very Liberal town, and now, the Clinton's live on one side of town and Gov Cuomo lives on the other side of town, so conservatives do not have it easy.

37 posted on 02/21/2014 5:57:30 PM PST by polstar123
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