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  • Virginia Couple Threatened With Eviction for Holding Bible Study File Complaint With HUD

    10/14/2018 8:06:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/14/2018 | Michael Gryboski
    An elderly couple facing a possible eviction from a Virginia-based retirement community for hosting a Bible study has taken their fight to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In July, the Community Realty Company sent a notice to Kenneth and Liv Hauge, who live at the Evergreens at Smith Run in Fredericksburg, informing them that they must either stop holding Bible study or be evicted. First Liberty Institute, a conservative law firm representing the Hauges, filed a complaint with HUD on Tuesday, arguing that "CRC and Evergreens' actions violate the Fair Housing Act and its accompanying regulations." "The...
  • Weekly Update: JW Sues on Behalf of Pentagon Whistleblower over Spygate Figure and Clinton Crony

    08/25/2018 8:35:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 24, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch in Court for Fusion GPS Records Judicial Watch Sues on behalf of Pentagon Official Who Blew the Whistle on Spygate Figure and Clinton Crony Deep State Pushes Housing Welfare with Help of Key Trump Official The Russian Collusion Peter Strzok and James Comey Ignored ~snip~ Judicial Watch Sues on behalf of Pentagon Official Who Blew the Whistle on Spygate Figure and Clinton Crony John Brennan, the disgraced former CIA director, has made security clearances an issue, so let’s go with that. Let’s have a look at how Deep State officials stripped a security clearance from someone for...
  • U.S. Creates Landlord Task Force to Strong Arm Property Owners into Renting to the Poor

    08/23/2018 3:34:09 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 58 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 21 August 2018
    Citing a shortage of affordable housing in "higher opportunity neighborhoods," the Trump administration is strong arming private landlords nationwide into renting to low-income tenants that get government vouchers....Even after the Trump administration took over, HUD has continued funding many of Barack Obama’s wasteful, socialist programs.
  • AP Report Claims Ben Carson Has 'Fallen from Grace' in Baltimore

    08/21/2018 10:46:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson used to be a rockstar in Baltimore. But, after running as a Republican in the 2016 presidential election and accepting a post in the Trump administration, he has sullied his good name forever, according to a new report from the Associated Press. Carson grew up in poverty, but he didn't let it define or hamper his dreams. He worked hard to eventually become the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. In 1987, he gained fame after performing an historic 22-hour surgery to separate conjoined twins. It's all in his autobiography, Gifted Hands....
  • A Dream Ended on a Mountain Road ["Evil is a make-believe concept" Americans Killed By ISIS]

    08/18/2018 5:09:45 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 56 replies
    PJ media ^ | August 10, 2018 | Bruce Bawer
    Asked why they had quit their office jobs and set off on a biking journey around the world, the young American couple offered a simple explanation: They had grown tired of the meetings and teleconferences, of the time sheets and password changes. “There’s magic out there, in this great big beautiful world,” wrote Jay Austin who, along with his partner, Lauren Geoghegan, gave his two weeks’ notice last year before shipping his bicycle to Africa... Then came Day 369, when the couple was biking in formation with a group of other tourists on a panoramic stretch of road in southwestern...
  • HUD Hits Facebook With Administrative Complaint, Alleging Housing Discrimination

    08/17/2018 7:28:26 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 24 replies
    NY Law Journal ^ | August 17, 2018 at 06:16 PM | By Ian Lopez |
    The Department of Housing and Urban Development hit Facebook Inc. with an administrative complaint alleging the social media company’s advertising tools enable those managing property to discriminate in housing. Filed on Aug. 14, HUD’s administrative complaint alleges that both the social media company’s ad targeting tools and user classification enable the limitation of ad audiences on characteristics “outright prohibited” by the Federal Housing Administration, said the government’s formal statement of interest. Among the grounds on which Facebook is alleged to have allowed discrimination are “sex, religion, familial status, and natural origin, and pretexts for protected characteristics.”
  • Smoking banned in public housing nationwide, effective today

    07/31/2018 3:00:59 PM PDT · by Drango · 174 replies
    CBS ^ | July 31, '18 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    Smokers can no longer light up in or near public housing facilities in the U.S. due to a new rule that went into effect July 31. The nationwide ban on smoking in public housing was implemented nearly two years after the rule was passed by the Obama administration in 2016. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) now prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars and pipes in all public housing units and common areas, as well as any outdoor areas up to 25 feet from public housing and administrative office buildings. The ban does not apply to e-cigarettes, snuff...
  • Ben Carson's rent increases can empower domestic abusers

    06/09/2018 8:11:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/09/18 | Liesl Nydegger
    Rent is becoming less affordable, particularly those who are low-income, and getting worse. A proposed increase for people using federal housing subsidies will most affect single mothers and their children, putting them at risk for homelessness, increasing their risk for domestic violence. We knew Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson’s idea to encourage self-sufficiency would hurt, now we know now much: Federal subsidies are expected to jump 20 percent, according to an analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities for the Associated Press. People already working every day would be squeezed even more. Over 3.3 million...
  • Weekly Update: JW Battles for FBI Deep State Texts

    05/26/2018 8:27:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 1 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 25, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Battles FBI for Anti-Trumper Text Messages Federal Agency Known for Fraud & Waste Finances Own Attacks Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day Judicial Watch Battles FBI for Anti-Trumper Text Messages Here is a sliver of good news in our efforts to find out the truth about the extent of corruption infecting the senior ranks of the FBI, specifically in our lawsuit to get documents about “anti-Trump” senior FBI officials Lisa Page and Peter Strzok. Our legal team was just informed by the Justice Department that, “the FBI plans to send letters to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page...
  • Ben Carson strikes critical blow to Obama fair-housing rule...

    05/19/2018 1:09:20 PM PDT · by caww · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 5/19/2018 | by Joseph Lawler
    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...
  • Sean Hannity accused of repeatedly evicting tenants who paid no rent

    05/11/2018 9:23:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2018 | Ed Straker
    The great things about liberals is that even though most have never run a business, they all know exactly how businesses should be run.  It's as if all those courses they took at Amherst or Yale on women's studies, art history, and neo-colonialism gave them an intuitive sense for market forces, and exactly how much businesses should pay employees, exactly how much in taxes businesses should pay, and how to run every aspect of their companies. It's hardly surprising, then, to find an exposé in the Washington Post focusing on Fox News commentator Sean Hannity.  Hannity spent millions of dollars to...
  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson to be sued for suspending Obama-era fair-housing rule

    05/08/2018 11:20:53 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 28 replies
    Washington Post (Business Section) ^ | May 7, 2018 | Tracy Jan
    Fair-housing advocates planned to file a lawsuit early Tuesday against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and HUD Secretary Ben Carson for suspending an Obama-era rule requiring communities to examine and address barriers to racial integration. The 2015 rule required more than 1,200 communities receiving billions of federal housing dollars to draft plans to desegregate their communities — or risk losing federal funds. The 2015 rule, developed over a six-year period, required every community receiving HUD funding to assess local segregation patterns, diagnose the barriers to fair housing and develop a plan to correct them. Most communities were...
  • "WE'RE LOSING OUR HOME:' LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY MOURNS LOSS OF ICONIC BAR UNDERGROUND

    04/29/2018 2:21:16 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    WGRZ Buffalo, New York ^ | April 28, 2018 | Erica Brecher
    BUFFALO, N.Y. – Down a flight of stairs and below Delaware Avenue is one of the gay community's most iconic bars. Underground, through different ownerships and names, has been a welcoming place to Buffalo's LGBTQ community for nearly 40 years. "There's a feeling here that is so reminiscent of ‘Cheers’ that we've all seen on television, and everyone knows each other's name,” said Edward Williams, a longtime patron. But the decades of comradery will come to an end Sunday, April 29, when Underground closes its doors at 274 Delaware. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) would not...
  • HUD Floats a Plan Intended to Reduce Reliance on Housing Assistance

    04/26/2018 6:59:20 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 25, 2018 | GLENN THRUSH
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has proposed legislation that could triple rents on the poorest tenants in federally subsidized housing as part of a push to redefine housing assistance as a temporary benefit instead of the permanent source of shelter it has become for millions of poor people. The legislation, spurred by Mr. Trump’s conservative budget director, Mick Mulvaney, and drafted by aides to Ben Carson, the secretary of housing and urban development, would also allow local governments to impose work requirements on tenants in public housing deemed fit for work. The plan would also increase rents for elderly and...
  • Weekly Update: JW Exposes Tax Dollars for Soros

    04/07/2018 8:50:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 6, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Obama Administration Funded Soros’ Left-Wing Activities in Albania Mueller’s Russia Probe is Out of Control HUD Still Funds Dicey Obama Plan to Make Slums Middle Class Obama Administration Funded Soros’ Left-Wing Activities in Albania Last week, I reported to you on our efforts to expose the Obama administration’s funding of George Soros’ left-wing political activities in Romania and Colombia. I also noted that we were pursuing his actions in Albania. This week I’m pleased to say that we have results. We have obtained 32 pages of records showing that the Obama administration sent U.S. taxpayers’ funds to a Soros-backed...
  • Does the right to bear arms extend to public housing?

    03/17/2018 8:49:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/17/2018 | Timothy Birdnow
    The Progressive left loves to assign "rights" to poor people who have no constitutional basis (the "right" to medical care, for instance) but is strangely reticent when it comes to your Second Amendment rights. Apparently, if you live in a housing project in East St. Louis, you had best surrender your guns at the door. From the Belleville News Democrat: The woman, who was identified in the lawsuit only as N. Doe, out of fear that her abusive ex-husband could find her if she was identified, has a valid Illinois FOID license and has been trained in firearm safety, according...
  • HUD senior adviser spread conspiracy theory about Clinton campaign chairman: report

    03/08/2018 11:22:29 PM PST · by MNDude · 24 replies
    A senior adviser at the Department of Housing and Urban Development repeatedly promoted a false conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign chairman participated in a Satanic ritual, CNN reported Thursday. John Gibbs, who has worked as a senior adviser since last August, tweeted multiple times about a conspiracy theory that John Podesta participated in a Satanic ritual involving bodily fluids. The claim originated within the far-right after WikiLeaks in 2016 published a hacked email linked to Podesta in which there is a reference to a "spirit cooking dinner," which conspiracy theorists inferred was a satanic ritual. –– ADVERTISEMENT ––...
  • Opinion: Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Strong Cities, Black Lives Matter (ray76)

    08/13/2016 6:18:45 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Aug 13, 2016 | Ray76
    "We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded." - Obama, July 2, 2008 What objectives? Who set them? This may begin to answer those questions, raise other questions, and perhaps point toward things needing further research. Organization of Islamic Cooperation - Criminalization of "Islamophobia" In 1990 the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) issued their “Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam” (http://www.oic-oci.org/english/article/human.htm). It’s Article 22 states: “Everyone shall...
  • Ben Carson, or the tale of the disappearing cabinet secretary.

    02/11/2018 7:41:38 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 49 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/11/2018 | Ben Terris
    Carson is an acclaimed neurosurgeon who oversees a large government agency for which he has no particular qualifications and in this way represents the grand theme of the Trump administration. He, like the president, came to power by promising that an outsider would have the "common sense" it takes to cure what ails us. And so, while conservative gadfly Armstrong Williams played host to this party at the Monocle restaurant, it was Carson everyone came to see. "There's never been a time in the history of the world where a society became divided like this and did well," Carson said...
  • Ben Carson Attacked For WH Bible Study — Defiantly Declares ‘I Will Not Stop Being A Christian’

    02/01/2018 8:40:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/01/2018 | Benny Johnson
    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson relayed a defiant message to the atheist groups attacking him for attending a Bible study at the White House. “I will not stop being a Christian while in service to this country.” The conflict began after reports surfaced, detailing the weekly meeting of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet Secretaries for Bible study. Carson regularly attends this meeting along with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Energy Secretary Rick Perry, according to CBN News. The atheist group, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in...