Skip to comments.Ben Carson strikes critical blow to Obama fair-housing rule...
Posted on 05/19/2018 1:09:20 PM PDT by caww
The agency, led by Ben Carson, announced Friday evening that it was withdrawing the assessment tool by which cities and counties are supposed to identify housing discrimination and other problems faced by minorities and other groups.
Conservative critics, including Carson, have argued that it represents an unwarranted intrusion of federal government influence into local zoning matters.
The Obama version of the rule would have required cities and counties to use the tool, and data provided by the federal government, to spell out exactly which kinds of disparities their citizens faced. For example, if minorities lived in areas that lack public transit and other services, that would be identified as a problem to be fixed. If the government failed to lay out a plan to address that problem, through re-zoning, transit, or other means, it could, in theory, face the loss of HUD funds.
Shortly after the rule was introduced, Carson derided it as "government-engineered attempts to legislate racial equality.
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This is a really big deal.
It stops the whole federal government control over who you *must* live with idiocy.
We should eliminate HUD entirely.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Obama’s phone and pen gets forcibly stuck up his butt again.
bammy was well on the way to declaring suburbs racist, and to forcing them to take inner city people and give them housing and everything else free.
Good for him!
I can’t keep track of all the winning, but I’m still not tired of it.
Yep. This is huge
Reverses one of Obama’s most devious measures. One that would have all but eliminated livable neighborhoods while destroying property values.
A whole bunch of swamp creatures are screaming in agony...a clue the administration hit the target.
Whites, of course, do not matter. If they have those services, or not, is irrelevant, and does not need to be of any concern... because the Left is not racist. SMH
If these fair housing laws were being applied “fairly” - i.e. to liberal and conservative districts alike, why is so much blue state real estate in the stratosphere? I suspect HUD bureaucrats are being a tad selective as to whose ox gets gored:
A land use or zoning practice can result in an unjustified discriminatory effect if it caused or predictably will cause a disparate impact on a group of persons, or if it creates, increases, reinforces, or perpetuates segregated housing patterns because of a protected characteristic. Examples include minimum floor space or lot size requirements that do not have a legally sufficient justification and that increase the size and cost of housing, if such an increase has the effect of excluding persons from a locality or neighborhood because they have protected characteristics. Similarly, prohibiting low income or multifamily housing may have a discriminatory effect on persons because of their protected characteristics, and if so, would violate the Fair Housing Act, absent a legally sufficient justification.
This was a big one. Every zip code was going to be evaluated for disparities and racial inequality.
Dismantling Otraitor’s legacy piece by piece. Gotta love it.
What can be done by Executive Order can be undone by Executive Order. Same same judicial fiat.
Yes, with a Commie govt, I wouldn’t put it past them to say, “Oh, we notice you have 3 spare bedrooms - welcome your new boarders from Somalia!”
More Odumbo era communist Bullshit bites the dust.
Is this the rule that allowed them to build low-income housing wherever they wanted - so they could implant ‘refugees’ all over the country?
this is a REALLY big deal, and is the kind of thing that awakened masses of new voters and MANY Dems to finally say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH and vote for Donald Trump.
This is yet ANOTHER big campaign promise being kept: getting the Feds the hell out of your neighborhood!
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