From American Policy Center…
Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has heard us!
He has taken steps to roll back at least some of the worst components of the Obama-era attacks on private property and federal overreach.
Specifically, HUD announced that it is withdrawing use of a computer assessment tool that maps every single neighborhood to gauge if the community is in compliance with “fair housing” grant rules.
This “tool,” enforced by HUD, has made every community which applies for its grants to complete an “Assessment of Fair Housing,” using its computer program – or “assessment tool” to identify all “contributing factors” to housing discrimination.
The information to be gathered includes a complete breakdown of race, income levels, religion, and national origin of every single person living in the community.
HUD then uses this information to determine if the neighborhood meets a preset “balance,” determined by HUD.
Second, HUD has demanded a detailed plan showing how the community intends to eliminate the “contributing factors” to this supposed “imbalance.”
The community is then obligated to do this assessment every five years!
To produce the community’s plan for compliance, HUD rules demand that a wide array of “interested parties” participate in its creation. Guess who they are?!! Planners. Civic activist organizations. Affordable housing developers.
In short – all the people who have a stake in gaining political power or big bucks from the grant programs.
This is nothing but social engineering of every neighborhood in America.
Remember, just a few weeks ago I warned of cities like Minneapolis and the state of Oregon taking steps to eliminate zoning protections for single family homes. That assault on private property is a direct result of the HUD AFFH regulations. The goal is to eventually force everyone into stack and pack high rise apartments in the name of Sustainable Development Smart Growth.
It is the destruction pf private property rights and property values. And it is a ploy by the federal government to dictate policy over local office holders.
Secretary Carson is trying to take action to roll back this outrageous federal overreach leftover from Obama and restore private property protection.
Secretary Carson knows that the only true fair housing is private property in which the owner is able to build personal wealth. That is the only true way to eliminate poverty – not social engineering that damages the rights and futures of everyone!
But those powerful Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) like the National Fair Housing Alliance are outraged and have filed a law suit to stop Carson.
Two months ago, when Secretary Carson asked for public comment on his plans to roll back the AFFH rule, APC submitted 1,000s of comments from our supporters opposing the very existence of the rule.
He heard us. He is trying. But he is being blocked every step of the way by those socialist forces who are determined to destroy the very existence of private property along with your ability to choose where and how you want to live.
According to these social engineers, for you to live in a home of your choosing is now racist and a social injustice!
My American Policy Center (APC) is one of the only groups in the nation fighting for the protection of private property.
I am sounding the alarm.
I am teaching local activists how to fight back.
I am reaching out to local and state officials to warn them of the trap if they accept these grants.