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  • 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 · 27 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...
  • HUD Emails Raise Questions About Bureaucrats Skewing Bidding Process

    01/29/2018 6:16:18 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 29, 2018 | Todd Shepherd
    Emails discussed 'limiting the competition' after department received an unfavorable action from the Supreme Court A contractor claims that numerous HUD officials illegally threw away a competitive bidding process for contracting work, claiming internal emails show repeated instances of high-ranking HUD officials skirting court rulings while operating with a bias against their company and others like them in the years that followed. Navigate Affordable Housing Partners is a nonprofit based in Alabama that originally won a contract to administer somewhere between five to ten percent of HUD's Section 8 housing program in 2000. . HUD began contracting the management of...
  • America's homeless population rises for first time in years

    12/06/2017 5:56:18 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 6, 2017 7:49 PM EST | Christopher Weber and Geoff Mulvihill
    The nation’s homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released its annual Point in Time count Wednesday, a report that showed nearly 554,000 homeless people across the country during local tallies conducted in January. That figure is up nearly 1 percent from 2016. Of that total, 193,000 people had no access to nightly shelter and instead were staying in vehicles, tents, the streets and other places considered...
  • Leftist Group that Gets Millions from U.S. Offers to Pay Legal Fees of Arrested Tax Reform...

    12/05/2017 10:29:04 AM PST · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 5, 2017
    Full title: Leftist Group that Gets Millions from U.S. Offers to Pay Legal Fees of Arrested Tax Reform Protesters A leftist nonprofit that offered to pay the legal and transportation expenses of tax reform protestors receives tens of millions of dollars from the government, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. The New York City-based group, Housing Works, describes itself as a “healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.” Its mission is to end homelessness and AIDS through advocacy, lifesaving services and businesses that sustain the efforts. Last week, Housing Works organized a big demonstration in Washington...
  • Time: Trump's Cabinet 'Wrecking Crew' Is 'Dismantling Government As We Know It'

    10/29/2017 12:39:39 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 109 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 10/29/2017 | Tom Blumer
    The most recent cover of Time Magazine — or I should say.., given its parent company's recent decision "reducing ... circulation and frequency" of the formerly iconic publication — calls President Donald Trump's cabinet "The Wrecking Crew" on a mission of "dismantling government as we know it."  Separate reports singled out EPA Director Scott Pruitt, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and HUD Secretary Ben Carson for scrutiny.The cover's word selection is obviously out of line, as none of the three is proposing to "dismantle" — meaning to "take (something) apart" (and not put it back together) — the agencies under their charge....
  • My Proposal for Federal Housing Voucher Caps

    10/25/2017 10:51:49 AM PDT · by Brian Griffin · 23 replies
    10/25/2017 | Brian Griffin
    It is silly for Uncle Sam to pay glamour city rents so people can be idle in expensive cities like San Francisco and New York. I would cap a housing voucher for a housing unit at $250 for a first US citizen adult (age 21+) in the unit, plus $150 for a second US citizen adult (age 21+) in the unit, plus $200 if there is a male child aged three to fifteen (or in high school and under age 19) in the unit, plus $200 if there is a female child aged three to fifteen (or in high school...
  • Steve Harvey Teams with Ben Carson on HUD Project Despite ‘Vicious’ Anti-Trump Backlash

    09/05/2017 10:15:13 AM PDT · by DFG · 12 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/05/2017 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    TV star Steve Harvey is apparently pressing ahead with his commitment to help the Trump administration on its Housing and Urban Development initiatives despite the fierce backlash he received for meeting with then-President-elect Trump in January. In an extensive interview with the Hollywood Reporter published Tuesday, the comedian and Family Feud host revealed that he has been meeting with HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson to discuss building what he called “vision centers” in New York City, to teach STEM subjects and computer programming to children.
  • ‘House negroes stand up!’ Herman Cain tries a different approach to support Ben Carson

    08/25/2017 4:07:33 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    BPR ^ | 25 Aug 2017 | Amber Randall
    Former black Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain tried to offer support to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson by telling all “house negroes” to “stand up” in a letter posted to his website. Cain called on “house negroes” to stand up in support of Carson after a Michigan Chronicle op-ed accused Carson of being a “house negro” following Carson’s defensive of President Donald Trump’s remarks on the Charlottesville riots. “If being called a ‘house Negro’ is what some of us must endure for succeeding in this nation and thinking for ourselves, then let all of the...