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  • War on the Suburbs: How HUD's Housing Policies Became a Weapon for Social Change

    08/14/2020 1:48:53 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 21 replies
    Ammo.com ^ | 8/14/2020 | Sam Jacobs
    There are few things more synonymous with the American way of life than the suburbs. While certainly not without problems, the suburbs have been home to middle class Americans since the end of World War 2, and even before. But the suburbs are under attack from certain elements of the left as a source of social inequality and (what else?) “white privilege” and “white supremacy.” If you are alarmed by this article, that’s a good thing. Because these elements of the American left seek nothing more than the total destruction of your way of life, from the people who live...
  • Newt Gingrich: Biden vs. suburbs — here's how Dem plan would declare war on American dream

    08/12/2020 8:40:24 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 12, 2020 | Newt Gingrich
    President Trump will stand with the suburban Americans who are being threatenedThe longer presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Joe Biden stays hidden in his basement, the further away he gets from everyday Americans. Only the left can get to him in his basement, and the result is a steady slide to politically disastrous positions. His most recent attack on the American people was his endorsement (or borrowing) of the Cory Booker-James Clyburn plan to use the federal government to destroy the suburbs by forcing changes imposed by Washington bureaucrats. The plan would seek to diversify American suburbs by withholding...
  • Saving Our Suburbs From Demo Regulation Donald Trump does away with yet another meddlesome Barack Obama-era rule.

    07/27/2020 11:01:47 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 25 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | Jul. 27, 2020 | Douglas Andrews
    The Trump administration officially deep-sixed a secretive Obama-era scheme on Friday. That’s more good news for all Americans who appreciate the fundamental right of freedom to associate. As Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson declared, “President Donald Trump and I agree that the best run communities are the ones run locally. Today, we are tearing down the Obama Administration’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which was an overreach of unelected Washington bureaucrats into local communities.” Carson then hit the nail on the head: “The AFFH rule was a ruse for social engineering under the guise of desegregation, essentially...
  • Stanley Kurtz sheds light on Trump's latest 'tremendous accomplishment,' and why media largely overlooked it (ending Obama housing rules)

    07/27/2020 1:44:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26 2020 | Yael Halon
    Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, spoke to Fox News about what he called a "tremendous accomplishment" of the Trump administration, one that the mainstream media apparently failed to notice. In an interview on "Life Liberty & Levin" that aired Sunday, Kurtz shed light on the "Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule," (AFFH) a law added by former President Barack Obama to the 1968 Fair Housing Act, which the conservative scholar said has aimed to expand federal influence over suburbia. On Thursday, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Dr. Ben Carson announced he's stripping...
  • Trump May End Obama Housing Rule, Says It Devastates Suburban Areas

    07/04/2020 4:10:52 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | July 4, 2020 | Allen Zhong
    President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he may end one Obama-era housing rule, Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH). “At the request of many great Americans who live in the Suburbs, and others, I am studying the AFFH housing regulation that is having a devastating impact on these once thriving Suburban areas. Corrupt Joe Biden wants to make them MUCH WORSE,” he wrote on a Twitter post. “Not fair to homeowners, I may END!” At the request of many great Americans who live in the Suburbs, and others, I am studying the AFFH housing regulation that is having a devastating...
  • Biden and Dems Are Set to Abolish the Suburbs

    07/01/2020 4:56:43 PM PDT · by Tippecanoe · 87 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-30-2020 | Stanley Kurtz
    President Trump had a great riff at his rally the other day in Phoenix. It was all about “abolish,” about how the Left wants to abolish the police, ICE, bail, even borders. Trump’s riff is effective because it is true. The Left has gone off the deep end, and they’re taking the Democrats with them. Well, there’s another “abolish” the president can add to his list, and it just might be enough to tip the scales this November. Joe Biden and the Democrats want to abolish America’s suburbs. Biden and his party have embraced yet another dream of the radical...
  • Former HUD Secretary: Congress 'should invest $100B in direct rental assistance'

    07/01/2020 6:22:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07 01 2020 | J. Edward Moreno
    Former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro said that Congress should pass direct rental assistance to avoid a housing crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic. The CARES Act, signed in late March, included a moratorium on evictions for tenants in units with federally-backed mortgages or other assistance who were unable to pay rent, which only applies to about a fifth of renters. The rest are subject to local eviction moratoria, which have begun to expire. Castro, who served under President Obama, told NBC News that Congress should allocate $100 billion in direct housing assistance. “We should invest $100 billion...
  • Readout from First Lady Melania Trump’s Visit to the National Archives of the United States with Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson

    06/18/2020 6:20:17 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 3 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | June 18, 2020 | White House, FLOTUS, Ben Carson
    Today, First Lady Melania Trump and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson, visited the National Archives of the United States to view the Emancipation Proclamation and the Charters of Freedom.  David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States and Maureen MacDonald, Special Assistant to the Archivist, joined Mrs. Trump and Secretary Carson during the tour and provided details on the significance of the National Archives and its historic records.The First Lady and Secretary Carson began their visit in the Rotunda to view the three founding documents of America that constitute the Charters of Freedom: the Declaration of Independence,...
  • HUD secretary says he'll 'work' Trump on

    06/15/2020 10:22:15 AM PDT · by bgill · 57 replies
    newsday ^ | June 15, 2020 | Kevin Freking
    The lone African American member of President Donald Trump's Cabinet said Monday he would “work” the president on the issue of athletes taking a knee during the national anthem, though Trump has shown no signs of softening, tweeting over the weekend that he would not watch soccer or football if players don't stand for the national anthem. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said he believes that players are kneeling to protest police brutality, not because they disrespect the flag. He added that players need to make that clear.
  • Whistleblower: Pelosi Covered Up Role In Crisis (Housing Bubble)

    01/22/2015 6:15:16 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 17 replies
    http://news.investors.com ^ | January 22 2015 | BD EDITORIALS
    Subprime Scandal: We've long suspected the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission wasn't honest in examining events before the meltdown. But an ex-commissioner says the probe was actually a full-blown political cover-up. In a just-released book, former FCIC member Peter Wallison says that a Democratic Congress worked with the commission's Democratic chairman to whitewash the government's central role in the mortgage debacle. The conspiracy helped protect some of the Democrats' biggest stars from scrutiny and accountability while helping justify the biggest government takeover of the financial sector since the New Deal. Wallison's sobering, trenchantly written "Hidden in Plain Sight: What Really Caused...
  • The Great Recession: 'Reparations' Gone Bad

    01/09/2020 5:24:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2020 | Larry Elder
    Some of the Democratic candidates for president support studying reparations to blacks to compensate for slavery. But in many ways, America has made reparations to blacks. What are race-based preferences if not a form of compensation for historical wrongs? Many cities have "set-aside" programs that award government contracts to minority contractors. President Lyndon Johnson pushed his Great Society programs to "end poverty and racial injustice." But few think of the federal government's housing policy, particularly the Community Reinvestment Act, or the CRA, as a form of reparations. But that is exactly what it was and still is. In many ways,...
  • HUD ISSUES IMPROVED FAIR HOUSING RULE

    01/07/2020 11:48:39 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    HUD ^ | 01 07 2020 | HUD Staff
    HUD ISSUES IMPROVED FAIR HOUSING RULE WASHINGTON - The U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today published its proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule, which offers clearer guidance to states and local governments to help them improve affordable housing choices in their community. Read HUD's proposed rule. "HUD's commitment to Fair Housing remains as steadfast as ever before, and this improved rule reaffirms our mission of giving people more affordable housing options in communities across the country," said Secretary Carson. "By fixing the old Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, localities now have the flexibility to devise housing plans that...
  • HUD seeks to roll back Obama rule on housing desegregation

    01/07/2020 11:46:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 7, 2020 | Juliet Linderman and Hope Yen
    The Trump administration took steps Tuesday to roll back an Obama-era rule intended to ensure that communities confront and address racial segregation in housing, saying local governments have been overburdened by the requirements. The proposed Department of Housing and Urban Development rule would redefine fair housing standards to place more emphasis on improving housing choice rather than reducing discrimination. It would reduce regulatory burdens and eliminate the assessment tool used to map racial segregation under the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule. According to HUD, simplifying the process for cities to meet fair housing requirements would help them meet their...
  • Democrats Seek To Outlaw Suburban, Single-Family House Zoning, Calling It Racist And Bad For Environment

    12/24/2019 10:31:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Virginia House Del. Ibraheem Samirah introduced a bill that would override local zoning officials to permit multi-family housing in every neighborhood, changing the character of quiet suburbs.Oregon passed a similar bill, following moves by cities such as Minneapolis; Austin, Texas; and Seattle.Proponents say urban lifestyles are better for the environment and that suburbs are bastions of racial segregation. Democrats in Virginia may override local zoning to bring high-density housing, including public housing, to every neighborhood statewide — whether residents want it or not.The measure could quickly transform the suburban lifestyle enjoyed by millions, permitting duplexes to be built on...
  • Maxine Waters: Ben Carson doesn't have the intelligence to be HUD secretary

    11/26/2019 8:11:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/26/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    How on earth is Maxine Waters able to judge the intelligence of Dr. Ben Carson, a world-renowned surgeon who invented new surgical procedures while a professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School, at the very top of prestige and accomplishment in academic medicine? Yet the arrogant House member from Los Angeles, who somehow, on the basis of a political career, manages to live in a multimillion-dollar house in one of the fanciest neighborhoods in Los Angeles, denigrates the intelligence of one of the greatest medical innovators in the country and world. You can watch for yourself as Waters criticizes the intelligence...
  • Ben Carson accuses Maxine Waters of ‘shamelessness,’ lacking ‘basic manners’ in letter

    11/20/2019 12:26:56 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/20/2019 | Brie Stimson
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Monday accused Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., of lacking “basic manners” over a letter she sent to President Trump last month saying his “shamelessness knows no bounds," according to a report. Waters’ Oct. 28 letter demanded answers about the administration’s potential plan to push homeless Californians off the street and out of homeless camps, Politico reported. “Shamelessness," Carson wrote, "is a career politician of 30 years laying blame. Shamelessness is allowing more than 55,000 Americans to live on the very streets they represent,” he said about her district in South Los Angeles County....
  • Carson’s latest answer on Puerto Rico aid not much better than the first

    10/23/2019 3:35:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 23, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Over the weekend, we looked at allegations that HUD had broken the law by not kicking off disaster relief fund disbursement for Puerto Rico in a timely fashion following Hurricane Maria. HUD officials offered some reasons why they didn’t meet the deadline, but none of them seemed to be particularly persuasive under the circumstances.At the time I noted that the press (and their friends, the Democrats) would likely take this opportunity to go after HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who has long been a target to tag some sort of scandal on. As the old saying goes… that didn’t take long....
  • When the Dream of Owning a Home Became a Nightmare

    10/19/2019 4:22:22 PM PDT · by karpov · 81 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 19, 2019 | Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
    When tens of thousands of African-Americans held the keys to their first homes in the early 1970s as part of a new federal program that encouraged black homeownership, they thought they were about to fulfill the American dream. Instead they got an American nightmare. The story begins with the urban uprisings of the late 1960s, which were reactions to decades of poverty, racism and a lack of opportunity. According to the Kerner Commission, a major cause was government-sponsored housing segregation that had confined African-Americans to rental housing in urban neighborhoods while subsidizing white flight to the suburbs. Black people, too,...
  • Secretary (HUD) Ben Carson writes to CA Govenor

    09/19/2019 6:31:24 PM PDT · by seenenuf · 50 replies
    Written response to CA for their request of Federal monies to shelter homeless.
  • Ben Carson Under Fire For Common Sense Transgender Observations

    09/21/2019 7:18:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/21/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    Now we have some Democrats calling for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson to resign. I know what you’re probably thinking. Anyone who’s been following American politics at all for the last three years knows that Democrats calling for someone in the Trump administration to resign basically means it’s another day ending in a Y. But this dust-up has at least a bit of a twist to it.During a HUD staff meeting in San Francisco, Carson was addressing the staff and dropped a comment regarding transgender individuals. He included the phrase “big hairy men” entering women’s shelters...